The Piping Plover 10th anniversary event, lovingly entitled Ploverpalooza, is scheduled to take place over the course of the summer of 2017.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and the Friends of Nancy Island have spearheaded the Piping Plover Recovery Program since the species returned to Wasaga Beach in 2008.
Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the return of this beloved species at risk!
Piping Plover stewardship
Piping Plovers are considered one of North America’s most endangered birds. The stewardship program was established in order to provide protection to this tiny shorebird and to provide the public with the education they need to co-exist with the Piping Plover. The program brings together the local community (e.g., local business, volunteers, youth, beach visitors, government organizations, etc) in both species and habitat stewardship.
At the Waterfront Festival: June 17-18, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us at Beach Area 1 for Ploverpalooza fun, including:
- face painting
- plover masks
- colouring contest
- build-your-own birdhouses
- button making
- environmental exhibits
Ploverpalooza Art Workshops: June 17-18
“Painting Plovers in their Habitat” will be led by talented B.C. wildlife artist Rose Tanner.
These afternoon sessions will be held at Nancy Island Historic Site.
Ploverpalooza Speaker Series: Tuesdays in June, 7:00 pm
The Ploverpalooza Speaker Series will spread awareness and link together the elements of our festival, including bird-watching, art, photography and ecological awareness.
Join us Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at Nancy Island Historic Site.
- June 6 — Mark Wiercinski “Better Living Through Birds”
- June 13 — Neil Mutiger “Plovers, Sunsets and Nature: Capturing the Light”
- June 20 — Rose Tanner “Creating Meaningful and Memorable Art”
- June 27 — David McLeigh “The Evolution of an Ecological Ethic”
Learn more about speakers and their topics here.