This special fund has been set up, by family and CCFS colleagues, in honour of founding member, and long time volunteer and director of the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Ron Hansen.

Ron was always an active member of his community. 

Shortly after moving to Cumberland, he realized the importance of the surrounding forest and the benefits it provided to local citizens.

Working with a group of concerned neighbours, he was instrumental in starting a society to protect the forest. With regular meetings and fundraising events, such as the plant sale and trivia nights, he worked with many other dedicated volunteers to provide the foundation for the society to successfully acquire several parcels of forest.

Ron will be fondly remembered for his warm smile, is commitment to local activism, and his ability to connect people across the community.