My name is Freya Clark and I am the Summer Intern at the MCFC this summer. I am very excited to be a part of this important community owned sustainable forestry movement, and to be living in beautiful Queen’s County this summer!
I am originally from the little town of St. Andrews New Brunswick, but I am currently living in Fredericton New Brunswick for school. I am staying in Kempt Nova Scotia this summer at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.
My experiences in nature from a young age have encouraged a love of the environment in me, as well as an interest in outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, biking, and hiking. This love of the outdoors and interest in the environment encouraged me to participate in an environmental club: “Envirothon” in high school. Envirothon introduced me to forestry, and sustainable forestry practices, and encouraged me to pursue forestry as a career.
I was introduced to community forestry though one of the classes I took in university, and I learned more about it through reading on my own time. The more I learn about community forestry, the more convinced I become of its importance not just to protect the environment, but also to support the economy of rural communities.
I am looking forward to helping the Medway Comminity Forest Co-op in its important work, and to learning and experiencing all I can whilst I’m here this summer!