Get your hands dirty at Bruce Peninsula National Park
TOBERMORY, ON, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Over 13 thousand trees are being used to bolster natural habitat in Bruce Peninsula National Park this summer. As Canada's "Parks Day" approaches, it's on July 20, 2013, you are invited to hit the back country with Parks Canada staff to discover the active management techniques that the park is implementing to restore the connectivity of natural ecosystems within the park boundaries; creating new opportunities for the areas wildlife.
For the past two decades, Bruce Peninsula National Park has been acquiring new land on a willing seller, willing buyer basis. Most of the lands that the park has purchased were properties where people farmed, lived or worked. Human activity changed the historical landscape, altering and fragmenting living space for many animals that are home to the Bruce Peninsula. The thousands of trees planted this summer will, over time, directly benefit wildlife populations such as black bears and forest birds by limiting access by predators and invasive species.
Get your hands dirty and discover more about how Parks Canada is working to protect and present national parks. Come get kitted out and spend half a day with Parks Canada as we help nurture natural conditions so wildlife can thrive in Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Space is limited.
Where: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory, Ontario
Dates available: Tuesday July 16 or Wednesday July 17
Start Times: 8:30 am or 1 pm at the marine operations base
248 Big Tub Road, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
End Time: noon or 4 pm (approximate)
Reserve: 705-526-9804 x226 / firstname.lastname@example.org
What to wear: Hiking / mountain boots, hat, gloves, pants and long shirt.
What to bring: Water, sun screen, bug spray.
SOURCE: Parks Canada (Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit)
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