Legacy fund established for Cranbrook Community Forest Society

By Ryley McCormack
My East Kootenay Now
August 30, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Jean-Ann Debreceni, Sandra Haley & Lisa Barnes

The Cranbrook Community Forest Society (CCFS) will receive annual grants from the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) thanks to a newly established legacy fund. This comes as the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund surpassed its $20,000 goal and raised over $30,000 for the permanent endowment. “The annual grant from this fund will support our ongoing work to maintain and enhance the Cranbrook Community Forest, which is such an important recreational, educational, and environmental resource in our community,” said Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair. CFKR officials said the campaign was kicked off in the spring of 2022 with a $500 donation from Jean-Ann Debreceni, a long-time user of the Community Forest, along with her husband, Joe.

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