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

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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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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Dr. Mary Lynn Desroches

Mary Lynn 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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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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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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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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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

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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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Legacy Donors

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

Plant Sale Committee

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

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First Credit Union

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

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Harmonic Arts

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

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Village of Cumberland

The Village of Cumberland is an active partner in our conservation efforts. All lands purchased by the CCFS are trusted to the Village of Cumberland

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Robert 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

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Fox & Bee Studio

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

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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.