Great Wilderness Cleanup Stewardship Event
Stewardship: the ethic of taking responsibility as caretakers for the World around us.
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED the Wolf Den, in partnership with Algonquin Outfitters will be forming The Wolf Pack to beautify interior sites in Algonquin Park. Participants will receive free day passes from Algonquin Park, free canoe rentals from Algonquin Outfitters, and 2 nights for the cost of one for the weekend accommodation at the Wolf Den. The event will begin on Friday night with organizing into groups and the distribution of gloves and bags. We will clean up all day Saturday, returning to the Wolf Den for a potluck supper and prizes provided byAlgonquin Outfitters. This event is fun, social and extremely successful.
We do this for a number of reasons. Acts of stewardship are a way of giving back to the world that provides for us. Picking up a bit of garbage not only helps beautify the landscape but it also helps set a baseline for others to follow, resulting in less litter throughout the summer. Stewardship is also good for the human spirit. People feel good about contributing to something positive and in a group setting this positive feeling is intensified. Smiling, laughing, and forming new friendships are just a few of the side effects.
We will be keeping The Wolf Den group to a 30 person maximum for simplicity and effectiveness. Please contact The Wolf Den for further details.
If you can't make this event there are other groups participating in a larger event on Mothers Day weekend. Visit Wilderness Clean up for more information on other groups.
If you can't make either event dates then I encourage you to go out on one of those days (or both) and pick up a bit of trash!!
Edible Wilds and Medicinal Plants Class
Date to be announced
Presented by Earth Tracks
The plant world provides many gifts for us; Nutrition, Medicine, Utilitarian Uses, Natural Beauty & Guidance among others. It can be hard to know where to start when first learning how to work with the plants that surround us. In this class the student will learn how to penetrate the ‘wall of green’ and begin their own journey with the plants that surround us. We will focus on proper identification techniques, the use of field guides, drying, storing and preparation of these plants, medicinal properties as well as herbal tea making. The participant will gain practical hands on experience and come away from the program with an understanding of how to pursue future studies of wild edible and medicinal plants. These skills and techniques will help to deepen your relationship with the plant nation and provide a solid foundation on which to increase your knowledge.
This class will take place at the Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat
near Oxtongue lake next to Algonquin Park The cost of the program is $375 plus HST and includes 3 nights lodging, 3 dinners*, instruction and all materials.
Registration for this program will be done through Earth Tracks. We require a $100 deposit in order to secure your spot in the program. For more information please visit our website at http://www.earthtracks.ca/
For information on the Wolf Den and their facilities please visit their website at
* We will supply 3 dinners. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast, lunch and snacks. Full kitchen facilities are available.
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