Congratulations to Chris Henschel!

Chris is the winner of a $1,500 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) gift card. Chris entered our 2011 fund raising raffle hosted at the Toronto and Ottawa MEC stores. The raffle supported European Water Chestnut Prevention at Voyageur Provincial Park. Ontario Parks is proud to receive support from MEC and outdoor enthusiasts like Chris who help to ensure ongoing protection and sustainability of our natural resources.

We look forward to seeing Chris back in an Ontario Provincial Park enjoying his new Mountain Equipment Co-Op gear.

European water chestnut is an invasive aquatic plant that has been introduced to a section of the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario within Voyageur Provincial Park. The plant is native to Europe, Asia and Africa.

Click here for more information on this invasive species and others threatening Ontario.