Today’s post comes from our 2015 Learn to Camp coordinator Katie Roberts.
Today’s post comes from Laura Sagermann, an NHE Leader at Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Continue reading Peregrine falcon chick rescued at Bon Echo Provincial Park
The summer student workforce is the life-blood of the Ontario Parks summer operating season. Our provincial parks simply could not operate without these student workers.
Continue reading Want to thank an Ontario Parks summer student? Here’s how!
2015 marks a special anniversary for long-time Lake Superior Provincial Park camper Gene Fleury.
2015 marks Neys’ 50th anniversary as a provincial park. Park staff and visitors will be celebrating during the 30th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days from August 7th-9th.
Continue reading Neys Provincial Park turns the big 5-0!
Jesse Parent has been going to Bon Echo Provincial Park every year for close to a decade. In fact, the well-known Kitchener musician is so taken by the beauty of Bon Echo, he’s written a song – a “love letter,” he calls it – which he performed at the park’s 50th anniversary celebration on July 21, 2015.
Continue reading 50 years of Bon Echo
Bert Edmundson and Eugene McIsaac had the same dream more than 50 years ago: to honor the fabled Canadian lumberjacks of yesteryear. Little did they know their dream would one day become a major Ontario Parks attraction!
Continue reading Timber Tales: Marten River’s “Winter Camp”
We call it CAPP, although more formally the landscape is now known as Carden Alvar Provincial Park. It’s a new park, it’s big and it’s unique.
David Bree (Senior Natural Heritage Leader, Presqu’ile Provincial Park)
Why do Parks Matter? Unfortunately that is becoming an increasingly pertinent question in an age where screen time outweighs nature time on a regular basis.
Working in a park, I can answer that question in a number of ways. The most obvious perhaps is that parks provide protection for a great many habitats, which in turn provide space and resources for the animals and plants of the province to function in a normal fashion. This is in essence the definition of biodiversity, a whole bunch of things living and interconnecting in a complex web. This is a bit of a catch word these days, but maintaining a high biodiversity in our world has been shown to make for a more robust and healthy environment. And a healthy environment is integral to our survival – it supplies our air, our water and our food, just to name the most obvious and crucial elements of life. While to me this is a compelling and obvious argument, it has become sterile to many ears that have been bombarded by warnings of environmental doom and gloom all their lives. After a while people just don’t hear.