CPAWS NB Chosen for The North Face Grant
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NB Chapter Chosen as 2019 The North Face Canada Explore Fund Grant Recipient
The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside
Today, we’re excited to announce that Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NB Chapter (CPAWS NB) has been chosen as a 2019 The North Face Canada Explore Fund grant recipient!
With the support of The North Face Canada, CPAWS NB has been able to recruit and guide ten youth volunteers of the Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program through a wilderness trip and canoe expedition on the Restigouche River. Participants have been chosen from various NB communities and backgrounds and are gaining an appreciation and connection to the wilderness around them as they return home to create conservation projects in their own communities. Through these service projects and outreach activities, we expect our volunteers to reach and engage with 1000 young Canadians, furthering a love for the outdoors and a passion for environmental protection. This funding support will enable CPAWS NB to ensure Stewards have a successful and rewarding experience and become life-long ambassadors for their local wild spaces.
CPAWS NB is one of 7 Explore Fund grantees this year across a diverse range of organizations helping to remove barriers to get people outside.
“For nearly 10 years, The North Face has been working to increase equity in the outdoors through the Explore Fund,” said Carl Bissonnette, Sr. Canadian Marketing Manager. “The Explore Fund searches out and supports organizations that use the power of exploration and the benefits of nature to strengthen communities around the country.”
The North Face has been encouraging exploration since the brand’s inception – from our national monuments to local parks and trails close to our backyards. Knowing that exploration can be a force for good, they created the Explore Fund in 2010 to build a movement of outdoor exploration and empower future explorers. Since then, they have granted $3.75 million to more than 600 programs across North America, helping people of all backgrounds and all experiences to explore the outdoors.
For more information, see www.cpawsnb.org and the Explore Fund.