NLFIA Invites Residents to Celebarate NATIONAL FOREST WEEK!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2021
CORNER BROOK, NL
Forests are fundamental to our way of life and to our future. Many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests are ingrained in our culture, our traditions and history, and they help drive our economy.
From September 19-25, 2021, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forests by celebrating National Forest Week. This year’s theme is "Our Forests - Continually Giving”.
“Forests are the mainstay for much of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. They are a renewable resource; they are vital to our economy, and they are critical in our fight against climate change. National Forest Week gives everyone the opportunity to come together and celebrate the importance of this valuable resource. We invite residents to take a moment this week to enjoy everthing Our Forests have to offer.” said Bill Dawson, Executive Director.
Ways to get involved during National Forest Week:
Join the Conversation | Share your stories, opportunities, and experiences using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek.
Experience | Get out this week to camp, hunt, hike and enjoy what Our Forests have to offer.
Learn | Take a moment and read the State of Canada’s Forests Report by Natural Resources Canada.
Attend an Event | Go to the Forest Safety Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual Forest Industry Health and Safety Conference.
Our Forests | Our Future
Tammy Higgins, RPF
Communications & Public Relations
About NLFIA – NL Forest Industry Association
The NL Forest Industry Association (NLFIA) represents 96 percent of the province's commercial forest resource production. Valued at $383 million annually and providing direct and indirect employment to over 5,000 people, the sector contributes significantly to the rural economy of Newfoundland and Labrador. Established in 2017, the Association's founding members believe collaboration and partnerships are key to strengthening, growing, and transforming the forest industry in the province.
Advocacy, Education and Promotion are the primary functions and strategic areas of focus for the Association.