Bathe in the Morris Island forests

VYDON ACRES – Take part in an international celebration at Morris Island Conservation Area this Saturday.

Sept. 7 is International Forest Bathing Day, and Edmond Kwong will leading the West Carleton celebration with a forest therapy, Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing event through the scenic forests of Morris Island.

“In an unhurried way, allow your feet to wander,” Kwong said. “This is not about exercise. It is not about hurry. It is about being alive in all your senses and trusting the forest, and other lands where you wander, have something to share with you. We had a lot of fun the last time, so let’s do it again to celebrate the International Forest Bathing Day.”

Kwong is a Forest Therapy Guide-in-training on his way to certification. His walk has room for 12 participants and the cost is $10. It costs $3 to park at the conservation area.

“As part of the practicum of the Forest Therapy Guide training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, I will be hosting my Forest Therapy Walk at the Morris Island Conservation Area,” Kwong said. “Bring a foldable stool and perhaps some water with you. This is a rain or shine event.”

The walk runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. To register, click here.