Guardians

Our Guardians are contributors of $50,000 or more towards the purchase of beautiful forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland.

Comox Valley Regional District

The Comox Valley Regional District was an integral partner in the successful completion of the Perseverance Creek acquisition in September 2020. Perseverance Creek is a salmon bearing tributary of Comox Lake, the drinking water supply for over 45,000 Comox Valley residents. The protection of the Valley’s drinking water is the responsibility of the CVRD and […]Read More

The Conradi Family

The Conradi family were founding supporters of the CCFS, taking a leap of faith and making significant donations toward the 2005 purchase. They continue today as one of our most generous monthly donors to support upcoming acquisitions. They are truly Guardians of our Forest.

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Dr. Mary Lynn Desroches

Dr. Mary Lynn Desroches was instrumental in the original success of the CCFS and laid a foundation of trust and integrity that the society benefits from today. She was volunteer administrator for over a decade as well as making significant personal loans and donations to the CCFS toward the 2005 purchase.

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The Cumby

On June 24th 2019 The Comox Valley Road Runners and organizers for the Cumby officially became Guardians of the Cumberland Community Forest Society.  The Cumby was conceived in 2016 as an opportunity to contribute to the efforts of the Cumberland Community Forest Society to protect even more areas of this much loved trail network from logging. […]Read More

Comox Valley Land Trust

The Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that works to protect and conserve the ecologically significant land and wildlife habitat of the Comox Valley region. The CVLT operates two programs: the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership (CVCP) program and the Land Protection Program. Operating within the geographical region of the Comox Valley […]Read More

Perseverance Trail Run

For over a decade the Perseverance Trail Run has contributed 100% of proceeds from their trail running event to the CCFS and from 2014 they have been a powerful fundraising partner working with us and our "Forest Fairy" donor to raise over $500,000 from the community through the Run, Private Donations, Raffles, After Parties, Halloween Events, Online Auctions and more!

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Rob H Daniel

Rob H. Daniel, father of Cumberland resident Adrienne Daniel, passed away suddenly in April of 2018. As an avid runner, on pavement and trail, Rob loved to race. In his lifetime, he completed over a 100 trail races, multiple marathons, countless triathlons, and his proudest achievement the Penticton Ironman at the age of 63.  He […]Read More

Forest Fairies

You know who you are. You have chosen to contribute anonymously, and significantly, to the work of the Cumberland Community Forest Society and for that we are eternally grateful. You have provided matching funds, helped us close the gap on critical fundraising deadlines, and provided us with the encouragement and support that makes us believe […]Read More

Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by existing BC Hydro dams. They provided a grant of $220,000 for research land acquisition along Perseverance Creek.

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Coast Sustainability Trust

The Coast Sustainability Trust provided support back in 2005 to help mitigate the negative effects of BC government land use decisions related to the Land and Resources Management Plan process, and the implementation of Ecosystem Based Management on workers, contractors, First Nations and communities.

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Village of Cumberland

The Village of Cumberland is the recipient and long term steward of the lands purchased and protected by the CCFS. These covenant protected lands are managed as the Cumberland Forest Nature Park. The long term responsibility incurred by the Village of Cumberland can not be understated and the support of municipal staff for the legal […]Read More

Sutmoller-Snijders Family

Hank and Corrie Snijders were impressed by Canada’s natural beauty when visiting their offspring in Alberta and on Hornby Island. Their daughter, Sonja Sutmoller, directed her children to donate from her estate to an environmental cause in their memory, allowing the CCFS to eliminate the outstanding debt for the first purchase.

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Cumberland Brewing Company

The Cumberland Brewing Company are an incredible partner of the Cumberland Forest Project, with unparalleled generosity toward our collective effort! To date they have provided over $50,000 in direct and in kind support toward forest protection Drink Beer. Buy a Forest.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op

The CCFS was fortunate to receive a $100,000 grant to support the 2005 acquisition of the 72 hectare parcel immediately south of the Village of Cumberland. This support kickstarted and inspired our ongoing efforts. Then in 2016 they did it again to help close the deal on "Space Nugget" a 40 hr parcel directly adjacent to the existing Cumberland Forest.

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The Li-Grimmer Family

Tom Grimmer, Hui Li and their children Conrad, Zola and Bronte – have spent summer and winter holidays on Vancouver Island for over two decades.  They fell in love with the Comox Valley and plan one day to call it home.  Until that time arrives, they are grateful to spend as many spare days as they can […]Read More

Legacy Donors

Our Legacy Donors contribute $10,000 or more towards the purchase of the Cumberland Forest.

The CCFS Plant Sale Committee is made up of a remarkable group of Villagers who give generously of their time and talents to coordinate the CCFS Plant Sales throughout the...

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The Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and their habitats and in 2018 they provided the CCFS with a $25,000 grant...

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First Credit Union is an incredible partner and sponsor of the CCFS. They are ongoing campaign sponsors and have been the lead sponsor for the annual Cumberland Home and Garden...

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Harmonic Arts is a long time friend and supporter of the Cumberland Community Forest Society with proceeds from their herbal tea blends being directly contributed to the CCFS!  This botanical...

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Rob Foord – The CCFS is humbled and grateful for the generous support from our individual donors and extends a huge thanks to Robert Foord for his generous contribution of...

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Fox & Bee is a talented powerhouse of videography, story telling, writing and photography. Based in the Village of Cumberland, owners Kim and Shawn have produced countless videos for this...

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Roger Albert and Carolyn Kirk-Albert are long time supporters of CCFS. They were our Trivia Masters for years, and have contributed thousands of dollars and hours in support of our...

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Faraz Khodabandeh – Family and friends of Faraz Khodabendeh created a legacy fund after the sudden and tragic death of this young treeplanter. Faraz was a great lover of nature and...

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Community Partners

Our Community Partners are generous business and community partner contributors who give $1000 to $10,000 to protect the Cumberland Forest.