Help Support Salamander Research In Algonquin Provincial Park

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is continuing their support of research projects at Ontario Parks by hosting a raffle! In the past, MEC has supported Karner Blue butterfly research in Pinery Provincial Park (a species at risk), wolf research in Algonquin and a reforestation project at Sandbanks.

This year, a $2.00 raffle ticket not only enters you for a chance to win a $1,500.00 gift certificate from MEC, but also contributes to an important study of amphibian wildlife in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Over the past three years, researchers have found that Yellow-spotted salamanders have been returning to Bat Lake earlier than previous years to lay their eggs. Climate change has been pegged as the catalyst for this change. This research project is important for both understanding how climate change is affecting the Yellow-spotted salamander and providing more data on the effect of climate change on other wetland species.

Did you know that most salamanders have four toes on the front feet and five toes on the hind feet?

Come on down to Mountain Equipment Co-op, and help support Yellow-spotted salamander research in Ontario Parks. Raffle tickets are being sold at the Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington MEC stores