OTTAWA, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation is lending its support to an amazing community rebuild of the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground in Toronto's High Park. After arson destroyed the playground on March 17, over 20 organizations have banded together to rebuild a natural playground on the site.
"This is a true testament to what can be accomplished when everyone comes together in a community spirit to make something happen," says Wade Luzny, Executive Vice-President and CEO of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. "Getting children and communities outdoors discovering nature and wildlife is a major part of CWF's mandate. Our well known and respected education programs like Habitat 2020 are all about getting kids outdoors to take part in wildlife-related projects and activities. When kids and families have the chance to play and learn in a natural environment, we create a lasting connection with nature and next generation of environmental and wildlife stewards."
The new development at the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground will include part of the 4,000 foot natural playground recently on-site at Canada Blooms where visitors enjoyed outdoor, parks and wildlife experiences with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Parks Canada and Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. The community build day is currently scheduled for April 14th, 2012.
"Since our beginning 50 years ago, we have been encouraging people to engage with nature," says Luzny. "We are honoured to be amongst the group of companies and organizations who have come together for this worthwhile project. April 14th is the last day of National Wildlife Week. Being part of the community rebuild and this wonderful legacy is a great finale to NWW during our golden anniversary."
About Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
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