EECOM’s Canadian Awards of Excellence in Environmental Education and Communication recognize individuals and organizations who have collectively influenced hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens, and helped implement one of EECOM’s key goals – to advance environmental learning, ensuring Canadians are environmentally literate, engaging in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy future.
We’re proud of our entire Ontario Parks team, but every summer, we hear stories of staff who’ve gone above and beyond.
This year, four members of our Lake Superior Provincial Park team pulled together to rescue an injured hiker, who wrote us this letter of thanks:
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”