September 23 – 29 is National Forest Week in Canada. During this week, we celebrate the critical role that our forests play in Canada’s environment, culture, and economy. National Forest Week began in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week. In Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the scope of the event was expanded to recognize the broader role that forests play in our society.
You can find out more about National Forest Week on the Canadian Institute of Forestry website. As part of the festivities, our Work Wild program will be be holding a photo contest. Check out their Twitter and Facebook pages for more details.