Here’s to your HEALTH!

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Have you ever considered the extent to which parks can play a role in your health? People place a high value on parks (and other protected areas) for good reason, they help protect Ontario’s vast diversity of plants, animals and their habitat, as well as the environment. But more and more, parks around the world are being recognized as landscapes that deeply touch our collective spirit. Continue reading Here’s to your HEALTH!

Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Prairie SmokeNATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA AND ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE PROTECTION OF WINDMILL RANCH

Globally Threatened Habitat Critical To Survival Of Rare Species

ORILLIA – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the Ontario government and other partners have protected the biologically diverse Windmill Ranch on the Carden Alvar, an important habitat for species at risk, Ric Symmes, NCC’s Georgian Bay-Huronia program manager, and Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. The Carden Alvar is located about an hour and a half northeast of Toronto, near Lake Simcoe. Continue reading Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Summer Employment at Ontario Parks

Summer StaffIf you are a high school, college or university student, or a recent graduate, who is looking for a summer job in 2006, you might want to consider one of the more than 2100 opportunities available with Ontario Parks or elsewhere at the Ministry of Natural Resources.

summer staff 2For more information about what jobs are available and where to apply, click here to link to MNR’s job search tool.

Enjoy Spring Break at Ontario’s Provincial Parks

Activities Include Maple Syrup Festival, Viewing Tundra Swans
TORONTO: “Many of Ontario’s provincial parks offer spring break activities for the whole family,” Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. “Spring break is the perfect time for families to get outdoors and enjoy our provincial parks,” said Ramsay. Continue reading Enjoy Spring Break at Ontario’s Provincial Parks