Provincial park wardens: protecting what you value most

“Hey you there, squirrel? Do you have a license to store those nuts?”  Such was a day in the life of Ranger Smith from ye old Jellystone Park where keeping Yogi Bear and other park dwellers in line was job one.

In real life, the job of a provincial park warden is serious business.  Trained to give visitors the safest, most secure visit possible while safeguarding park resources, wardens perform a variety of functions that most visitors may not even be aware of, including:

  • Enforcing the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (PPCRA) and other related legislation;
  • Protecting park resources by enforcing legislation, providing education and increasing public awareness;
  • Resolving conflicts;
  • Working with other government agencies when necessary;
  • Preparing court documents and testifying in court proceedings, if needed;
  • Ensuring public safety. Continue reading Provincial park wardens: protecting what you value most

Re-opening of Campground at Inverhuron

Inverhuron ribbon-cuttingAbout 200 people helped Ontario Parks celebrate the recent re-opening of the campground at Inverhuron Provincial Park. The guest list included Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Glenn Sutton; local MPP Carol Mitchell; Mike Brown, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources; and Chief Paul Nadjiwan, of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Past and current campers and Inverhuron staff were also on hand. Continue reading Re-opening of Campground at Inverhuron

Inverhuron Provincial Park Opening July 8th

InverhuronLooking for a campsite on Lake Huron? Great News! Inverhuron campground will be open for camping on July 8, 2005. Reservations for camping will be available starting 10:00 am on Monday July 4th. Reservations can be made on the Internet or by calling 1 888 ONT PARK (668 7275). To read a bit more about the park, check out Inverhuron’s home page. Stay tuned for more details about our grand opening event!