NEW | 2022 Student Bursary Winners 2022 Student Bursary Winners The Friends of Presqu’ile Park sponsor a Student Bursary Program to encourage post-secondary education and to recognize the excellent work of our seasonal staff.  The bursaries are open to all students returning to university, college, or trades training. This year, we awarded two bursaries to student staff members who are pursuing education in fields related to the environment. The presentations were made August 20th at Stonehedge.  The $3000 Beverlie Cook Career Bursary was awarded to Clarissa Duthie. Clarissa has worked at Presqu’ile Provincial Park for the past five summers
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NEW | Summer 2022 Park Report Another busy summer season has come and gone, it feels like just yesterday that we were hiring and preparing for the summer season. This summer was another busy one for the park, we continue to see an increase in both camping and day use visitation compared to pre-pandemic numbers. The fall camping season has been extended this year again and the campgrounds will be open until October 31st allowing for lots of time for some fall camping. Fall is one of my favourite times to camp because there are less bugs and the park is also quieter, especially on weekdays. This summer brought the
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NEW | Park Improvements Report Volunteers from the Park Improvements team had a busy summer at Presqu’ile. Their first major project was to repair storm damage at the viewing platform behind the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. This platform is very popular with birders in the park, and they are very happy to have access to it again. Another major project was the installation of new signage for the Marsh Boardwalk. All the signs have been modernized with new information and QR Codes to allow visitors to seek out additional information. The new trailhead sign gives an excellent overhead view of the boardwalk. These
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NEW | 2022 Fundraising Activities COVID–19 caused many of the Friends’ activities to come to a halt. Our fundraising activities were no exception. This summer two dedicated groups of volunteers took on the task of welcoming park visitors to fundraising barbecues and the Lighthouse Gift Shop.  In addition to the funds raised, these venues provide an important opportunity to raise awareness of the work of the Friends. Our sincere thanks to these great teams. Summer Barbecues Every Saturday, park visitors have been treated to a barbecue lunch near the park Amphitheatre.  It is estimated that over 2,100 hungry
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NEW | Common Terns 2022: A Good News Story This is the fifteenth year for the Common Tern study at Presqu'ile, a study funded in part, for several years, by the Friends of Presqu'ile. Professors Jennifer Arnold and Stephen Oswald (Penn State) were not able to spend all of May, June, and July at Presqu'ile, maintaining and monitoring the protective Tern grid system and the Tern colony, however Stephen visited for three different periods throughout the season to help the park implement tern management and monitoring. Don Tyerman, park Biodiversity Specialist, and his staff, maintained and monitored the tern grid system and
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May 2022 Park Update The summer season is set to begin, and we are expecting another very busy summer for both camping and day-use. We opened for spring camping for the first time since 2019 and there are lots of new and returning campers out enjoying the park. The Advance Daily Vehicle Permit System that was piloted at select parks last year was deemed a success at helping to control visitation and guarantee access for those travelling large distances. This system will run again this year and has been expanded to include 32 other parks. If you need help making a reservation this handy blog post will walk you
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2022 AGM Invitation Phil McRae, Chair on behalf of  the Board of the Friends of Presqu’ile Park invites your participation in our   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Amphitheatre Presqu'ile Provincial Park   AGM starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch   Please fill out our RSVP form no later than May 31st  by clicking  here .   Park admission is free- simply advise gate staff that you are attending the AGM.   Volunteers will be on hand to register attendees and to take membership dues. Your attendance
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Tips and Tools to Enjoy the Park A day spent in nature is so important to our health and well-being. Presqu’ile Provincial Park has a plethora of ways to make your visit fun for young and old alike. The Park is beautiful in all seasons with so many trails providing opportunities to view nature up close. The Friends of Presqu’ile’s newly updated website has plenty of resources to enhance your visit. The website section called Enjoy the Park, has activities for everyone. If you want to enjoy the Park’s trails, you can download Trail Guides to keep you on the right track. While you are enjoying a stroll on the trails,
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