QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - How would you like to connect with nature this fall? Until October 26, Environment Canada is inviting you to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area (NWA). The NWA offers a number of activities for nature lovers, birdwatchers, hikers and photographers looking to discover wildlife in its natural environment.
The Focus on the Geese activity will once again be offered every day from September 27 to October 26. With our naturalist guides, witness the Greater Snow Geese that stop at the NWA in search for food. Visitors who want to know how many geese are at the NWA can check the Nature section of Environment Canada's website at www.ec.gc.ca.
The On the Trail of Fox GPS rally, new this fall, helps visitors discover and learn about the biodiversity they encounter when walking along the La Cédrière, L'Allée d'ormes, Le Moqueur-chat and Bois-sent-bon trails. Did you know that the NWA contains more than 22 forest stands, and is home to 700 plant species, 30 mammal species and 180 bird species, including some that are at risk? Why not go on an outing and enjoy the fall colours.
This initiative is part of the Government of Canada's efforts under the National Conservation Plan to connect Canadian families with our natural spaces. Through this plan, the Government is building a stronger Canada, a country that cares about conserving its natural heritage and a country where we can all enjoy the beauty of nature from coast to coast to coast.
- The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is part of a Canadian network of 146 protected areas aimed at conserving important habitats for wildlife, some of which are at risk.
- The organized activities make it possible to support the objectives of the National Conservation Plan by connecting Canadians to nature in order to increase their appreciation of nature and to build a "community of stewards" among Canadians of all ages.
- You can get information on the activities, services offered and fees by calling 418-827-4591 or sending an e-mail to [email protected].
"Under the National Conservation Plan, our Government is connecting Canadians to nature by expanding conservation programs aimed at families and improving access to our country's world-class green urban spaces, like the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area."
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council
Website of the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Map of the hiking trails in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Cap Tourmente brochure – Nature as far as the eye can see!
National Conservation Plan
SOURCE: Environment Canada
For further information: Contacts : Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008