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Old Forest, New Focus

Trillium in Copeland Forest

As we all know, from trying to organize our own outings in summer it can be nearly impossible to find a date that works for everyone. From birthday parties to festivals, it seems the season is planned before it even arrives.

The same scheduling challenge faces our ambassador team every year as we try to find cover for all of the fantastic fun days that Orillia has to offer, so this year we have made the decision to try and do things a bit differently.

When it comes to the ambassador team the big challenge is finding cover for whole days, or whole weekends. So this year we are hoping you will be willing to spending more time in the woods. Grant’s Woods.

The focus on Grant’s Woods is of course strategic. We believe that the people who already know about this place have an appreciation for nature and our work. We would also like to test the idea that they may be more interested than the general public in supporting our work, and becoming members.

This year, we are asking the Ambassador team to pick one or two weekend dates in August/September to spend the afternoon at the woods and talk to trail visitors.

We would ask you to let us know when you are coming and we will supply you with a key to the storage room where all the materials are kept. This way, you will be able to come and go with very simple setup. When you are done you can simply pack up the materials and put them back in the storage room, and put the key in the donation tube for us to retrieve in the morning.  We hope that you will be able to come visit us twice through the summer, it can be day evening or weekend, whatever works!

Of course, with this being said, we are still happy to have you attend events. If there is an event you are interested in covering, or feel strongly that we should attend please let us know and we will do our best to see if get some help for you.

Please have a look at your calendar for the remainder of the summer, and choose a weekend or date that you can booth here and email me directly courtney@couchconservancy.ca. Thank you so much and see you at Grant’s Woods!