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    <br>
    300 years ago, PEI was covered by mature Acadian forest. This ecosystem
    is now listed as endangered by the World Wildlife Fund. Macphail
    Woods is working hard to bring Acadian forests back to PEI and they
    have just launched a "Restore an Acre" fund raising campaign to
    support this initiative.<br>
    <br>
    Details are provided below, but in a nutshell ... they are hoping to
    raise $44,000 to fully restore a 220 acre parcel of land on the
    Selkirk Road ($200 per acre). I have put some pamphlets about the
    program on the CVER front desk and their website is:<br>
        <span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.macphailwoods.org/get-involved/restore-an-acre" target="_blank"><span>www.macphailwoods.org/get-<u></u>involved/restore-an-acre</span></a></span><br>
    <br>
    Now here is my challenge to you .... I will match (on a $1 : $1
    basis) any funds committed to this program by noon on Monday (up to
    a maximum of $400 on my part). Joan has kindly offered to collect
    funds and keep them safe until then. If you would like to
    contribute, my preference would be for you to write a cheque to
    Macphail Woods and leave it with Joan (this will facilitate getting
    charitable tax receipts to everyone). If you leave cash with Joan,
    please include a piece of paper with your name and mailing address
    for the tax receipt.<br>
    <br>
    I will assemble all of the donations and present them to Macphail
    Woods as CVER's Christmas present to the Island.<br>
    <br>
    If I don't happen to see you before the holiday break ... I send you
    best wishes for a happy holiday season.<br>
    <br>
    Cheers<br>
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                                                          <p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#606060;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><span style="font-size:11px">Hope you’ve had a great year. It has been a
                                                          wonderful and
                                                          busy season
                                                          for Macphail
                                                          Woods. Your
                                                          enthusiasm and
                                                          support for
                                                          our work –
                                                          everything
                                                          from
                                                          donations, and
                                                          seed
                                                          collecting to
                                                          attending
                                                          workshops and
                                                          sending you
                                                          children to
                                                          camp – have
                                                          been
                                                          invaluable.
                                                          Thanks for all
                                                          your
                                                          contributions.<br>
                                                           <br>
                                                          Today we are
                                                          launching
                                                          a new
                                                          initiative
                                                          that we are
                                                          calling
                                                          Restore an
                                                          Acre. The goal
                                                          of this
                                                          project is to
                                                          restore a 220
                                                          acre property
                                                          on the Selkirk
                                                          Road, part of
                                                          the 2000 acres
                                                          of public land
                                                          we manage for
                                                          the Province.
                                                          We are
                                                          asking individuals,
                                                          businesses and
                                                          schools to
                                                          sponsor one
                                                          acre for $200,
                                                          potentially
                                                          totaling
                                                          $44,000 of
                                                          restoration
                                                          work!</span> <br>
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                                                          <span style="font-size:11px">All
                                                          money raised
                                                          will go
                                                          directly to
                                                          restoring the
                                                          woodlands.
                                                          We’ll plant
                                                          thousands of
                                                          native trees,
                                                          shrubs, wild
                                                          flowers and
                                                          ferns, prune
                                                          and release
                                                          valuable trees
                                                          and remove
                                                          invasive
                                                          species.
                                                          That’s a huge
                                                          ecological
                                                          investment
                                                          made by
                                                          Islanders for
                                                          their public
                                                          forestland.</span><br>
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                                                          <span style="line-height:1.6em"><span style="line-height:1.6em">With your generous donation, you will receive:</span></span><span style="font-size:11px;line-height:1.6em"> </span>
                                                          <ul>
                                                          <li><span style="font-size:11px">a <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:arial,verdana,sans-serif">charitable
                                                          tax receipt</span></span></span></li>
                                                          <li><span style="font-size:11px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">access to our quarterly E-new</span>sletter
                                                          with
                                                          information on
                                                          all Macphail
                                                          Woods events,
                                                          including
                                                          updates and
                                                          photos of the
                                                          work being
                                                          done with your
                                                          support</span></li>
                                                          <li><span style="font-size:11px">an
                                                          invitation to
                                                          a guided walk
                                                          on the
                                                          property</span></li>
                                                          <li><span style="font-size:11px">a </span><span style="font-size:11px">bea</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11px">utiful certificate recognizing
                                                          your
                                                          contribution</span></li>
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                                                          <span style="font-size:11px">Check
                                                          out <a href="http://macphailwoods.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=10ed71ce69f92e7a9d6b6782e&id=f123c38c34&e=1da6903bd7" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#6dc6dd;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">www.macphailwoods.org</a> for more info. If you would
                                                          like to donate
                                                          and have
                                                          questions,
                                                          please email
                                                          or call <a href="tel:902-651-2575" value="+19026512575" target="_blank">902-651-2575</a>. Another way you
                                                          can help is to
                                                          share Restore
                                                          an Acre with
                                                          friends and
                                                          family. </span></p>
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