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Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend at Presqu'ile PRESS RELEASE – Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend at Presqu’ile – May 18-19/2019 The Friends of Presqu’ile Park are pleased to announce that despite the grey, cold April it really is Spring. While birds have been trickling back north for a couple of months, the big wave of tens of thousands of songbirds and shorebirds that migrate through Presqu’ile Provincial Park, will be arriving in May.  These are some of the most beautiful and sought-after birds for birdwatchers and this weekend is packed with activities designed to introduce visitors to these birds and the fine art of bird
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Kids'n Nature Camp Hello, my name is Logan. I am 12 years old. I would like to tell you about my experiences at the Kids ‘n Nature summer camps in Presqu'ile. I have been going to these summer camps for the past 4 years, the first 3 as a participant, and the last as a volunteer camp leader. The leaders at the camp are capable, friendly, and considerate and by the end of the week I would consider them someone I could look up to. There are also a lot of fun campers. After spending time together on the bus ride into the park singing camp songs and doing ice breaker games at the park, you get to know each
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Shelf Ice Volcanoes SHELF ICE VOLCANOES Just a little reminder for anyone going to see the ice volcanoes at Presqu'ile, we strongly urge everyone to stay off them and observe them from the shoreline. It's for your own safety.  
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43rd Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend 43rd Annual Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekend March 16-17, 2019 Thousand's of ducks collect in Presqu'ile Bay in March The Friends of Presqu’ile Park are pleased to announce that after this up and down winter, spring truly is on the horizon.  It is easy to see this at Presqu’ile because the ducks, geese and swans are starting to appear, as if from nowhere, with numbers building in Presqu’ile Bay.   Waterfowl of up to 25 different species arrive each spring to rest and feed here before moving on to nesting areas further north and west.  The Friends of
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Discovery Programs DISCOVERY Programs 75 years in the making 75 years ago (in 1944) Ontario Parks hired its first seasonal park naturalist. Algonquin Provincial Park hired J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology at the time, to lead nature hikes within the park and visit children’s camps. The second provincial park in Ontario to introduce interpretive programs was Rondeau Provincial Park. Richard “Dick” Davy Ussher, hired in 1955, was the park’s first full-time naturalist. Later he went on to set up interpretive programs at Pinery Provincial Park. Locally Bud Guertin was
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27th Annual Christmas at Presqu'ile Arts and Crafts show Christmas at Presqu'ile, one of Eastern Ontario's premier juried Arts and Craft Shows, returns for the 27th year on November 3rd.  The show runs for five days - November 3,4,7,10 and 11, 2018 in beautiful Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Over 140 local artisans and crafters have been carefully selected to showcase their talents this year.  You will find beautiful pottery, hand crafted jewelry, Christmas crafts, knitted goods, baby gifts, wall hangings, stained glass, wreaths, baked goods and housewares.  Among the new products this year are wire creations, paintings and photos
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Trail and Construction Volunteer Activities Trail and Construction Volunteer Activities – Larry Paradis Since early June the Friends of Presqu’ile Park Trail and Construction Volunteer Group have been busy with various projects within the Park. These projects have been taken on in order to promote and enhance the experience of Park visitors to the Park and protect the Park environment. Working with Park Staff and utilizing the workshop, equipment and facilities has been a huge asset in making these projects a success. Activities have included refurbishing the Lighthouse viewing platform, including a bench where one can sit
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The NHE Summer of 2018 The NHE Summer of 2018 – by David Bree The summer of 2018 will probably be remembered for the number of hot, humid days that extended from May into September. Such weather certainly encouraged people to come to the park and our attendance was indeed up in 2018!  It didn’t hurt that the beach was in the best shape it has been for a number of years. The high water last year did a great job of depositing clean sand on the beach.  While the beach and park was busy, the NHE programs had about average attendance and some days seemed very slow, it was just too hot and humid to move at
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Accessible Beach Walkway Project ACCESSIBLE BEACH WALKWAY PROJECT For those who have ventured to Beach 1 in the Park, you will have noticed a bright blue mat snaking its way along the trail to the beach.  This mat will allow visitors with mobility challenges and families with strollers and wagons to easily navigate their way to the water. This project is proof that many willing partners can accomplish great things. Originally identified as a priority by Brighton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee; the project received seed funding from the municipality in 2017. However flooding prevented the project from going ahead.
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2018 Bursary Winners
Changing the Fortunes of the Common Tern
Summer 2018 Well Underway
Welcome New Board Members
Life Membership Awards 2018
2018 Volunteer of the Year
KIDS N Nature Camps 2018
AGM 2018 Invitation
Warblers & Whimbrels Weekend 2018
Ryan Pearce: 2018 Outstanding Youth Award Winner Brighton Civic Awards
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