At our Annual Membership meeting on February 27th, the membership will be voting to approve an amendment to the by-laws that govern the Friends of the Forest. Please click here to view the existing by-laws: Existing By-laws. And please click here to view the proposed amendment, shown in red text: Proposed By-law Amendment. Contact our office with any questions regarding this proposal.
After an overwhelming response, our online pre-ordering has ended. But don’t worry if you missed it! We’ll have gear for sale in our office starting mid-February. An assortment of merchandise will also be available at our annual meeting on February 27th (see below).
Melissa recently joined the Friends of the Forest team as the new forest educator. She grew up in Jupiter, FL and spent nearly everyday while growing up outside playing in the empty lot and forest preserve next to her family home. It was this time spent with nature that ignited her passion for the conservation of our natural world.
A huge thank you to those who sponsored, donated, or attended the 2018 Annual Benefit Event! We had another fun and successful celebration with $65,000 raised for youth forest education programs that year after year continue to have a positive impact within our community. Thank you to all who support this mission and legacy.
As most of you know, there was a forest fire in the Little Cranberry Lake Area of the ACFL that began on August 25th. City staff and first responders supported DNR fire crews as they worked for days to contain the fire to 17.6 acres. The cause is still unknown, though suspected to be human related. It began close to the old copper mine, also know as The Bat Cave. Trail #122 remains closed at this time.