Treeplanters plant a seed by paying forward to Fort St. James Community Foundation

Treeplanters working for Artisan Reforestation gave over $3,400 to the Fort St. James Community Foundation this year.

Treeplanters working for Artisan Reforestation gave over $3,400 to the Fort St. James Community Foundation this year.

Peter Horak, owner of Artisan, spoke to his planters about the cause and what the foundation is trying to do, to establish a trust fund for the community where the interest helps to fund local projects and causes.

Then the crew of planters jumped on board, agreeing to plant for a day and donate the proceeds to the Fort St. James Community Foundation.

The planters chose how many trees they wanted to plant and Artisan matched the amount donated.

“I thought it was a pretty good showing,” said Joyce Helweg of the Community Foundation.

She was impressed the planters, who spend only a few weeks in the community each year believed in the foundation enough to do a day’s work for them.

The funds will be matched by the District of Fort St. James, and then those funds will again be matched by the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT).

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