QUEBEC, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Environment Canada's Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area announces the resumption of public services. Need to escape into nature this spring? The reserve is a prime location for participating in a wide range of activities at an exceptional site. Every day, from April 26 to October 26, the public is invited to visit the National Wildlife Area, accompanied by passionate naturalists, to discover nature and learn about migratory birds, species at risk, wetlands and biodiversity. Spring also heralds the return of the thousands of Greater Snow Geese and many other species that flock to fields, forests and the flats of the St. Lawrence River in search of food.
- Special activities to watch for this spring: on May 9 and 10, the National Wildlife Area will participate in 24 heures de sciences, the Quebec science and technology event; on May 10 and 11, celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with us by learning about the conservation of migratory birds, species at risk and their habitat; and on May 24 and 25, participate in A pilgrim coming from afar, an activity organized as part of the Get to Know BioBlitz program. Children will be given a logbook to encourage their discoveries and record them.
- Join naturalists in exploring the 20 km of trails.
- There are also several discovery tools for those who prefer to learn at their pace and on their own: BioKits, GeoTours, historical trail, exhibits and an interactive station on biodiversity. In addition, new interpretation signs on the biology of the Greater Snow Goose have just been installed in the observation area on the Bois-sent-bon trail.
- To reduce the risk of collision and help protect birds, Environment Canada invested $100,000 to replace the windows in the Interpretation Centre and implement a variety of methods to prevent birds from striking the building while raising public awareness of the things that everyone can do to counter this danger to birds.
- Additional information on activities and services is available by phone, at 418-827-4591, or by email, at email@example.com.
"Our Government is committed to protecting Canada's rich natural heritage and connecting Canadian families to our natural treasures."
- The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council
"Our Government is committed to the long-term conservation of biodiversity and is working with partners to protect and conserve species at risk and their habitats."
- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
SOURCE: Environment Canada
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