Fundraiser for ‘Avatar Grove’

oin the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce and the Ancient Forest Alliance for a special event on Thursday, March 17 at the Sooke Harbour House, 7-8:30 p.m.

The event is to raise funds and awareness to ensure the protection of old-growth forests, in particular the Avatar Grove, an endangered stand of easily accessible, monumental ancient trees only a 15 minute drive from Port Renfrew.

Port Renfrew is “Canada’s Big Trees Capital,” with the largest Douglas fir on Earth (the Red Creek Fir), the largest spruce tree in Canada (the San Juan Spruce), and the Avatar Grove (akin to the Cathedral Grove of Port Renfrew), all in close proximity to town. See some spectacular photos at:http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/galleries.php.

This summer the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce is aiming to hire a new staff person for their new Information Centre where thousands of visitors will be directed to visit the Avatar Grove and ancient forests nearby.  This will greatly help to raise the needed awareness about our endangered old-growth forests, and will generate greater tourism to the region in Port Renfrew, Sooke, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, and Victoria, as friends tell friends to come and see the area’s incredible ancient trees.

The Ancient Forest Alliance is working in cooperation with the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, a relatively small chamber, to help raise the needed funds for this initiative.This is a ground-breaking cooperation model between local businesses and a conservation group for environmental protection to benefit the local economy and future generations.

Please RSVP by emailing info@ancientforestalliance.org and let them know how many people will be attending.

Sooke Harbour House is located at 1528 Whiffen Spit Road.

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