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The Start of September It is that bitter sweet time of year here.  The summer has drawn to a close – Our activities for the summer are finished, the kids have headed back to school, including most of our summer staff.  Sad but looking forward to the rest!  Not that summer is really over.  As most of you know the weather is usually fantastic in September, wildflowers are peak in the pannes and lots of birds migrating through. The Lighthouse Centre and Friends Gift Shop will continue to be open weekends, 10am to 4pm, so don’t let a little thing like the end of August keep you from enjoying the park.
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On the road again? Hopefully not! On the road again? Hopefully not! I am sure many people have questions about the tunnels and the fencing that was installed last summer along the edges of the main road in Presqu’ile.  How do they work? Do they work well and how do we know? What have we seen so far?  All of these are great questions and if you have asked these questions before, here are some of those long awaited answers! How do they work? The combination of the fencing and tunnels under the road protect the animals of Presqu’ile in two ways.  The first, and most obvious is that animals are often struck
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Bursary Winners CONGRATULATIONS 2017 BURSARY WINNERS This year, The Friends of Presqu’ile Park launched an annual bursary program to recognize the efforts of the fine young people who work as summer student employees in Presqu’ile Park.  We received many examples of extraordinary dedication and stellar customer service from the nominations.  We are so very proud of our winners. Career Bursary The Friends invited student employees to apply for our new $1,000. Career Bursary if they were following a course of study at the post-secondary level that might lead to a career in the Parks system.
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Park update 28th of August The Lake Ontario water has dropped a lot in the past week – 7cm in the last week and 20 cm's since the start of the month. Not that that has really changed much: Bit more sand beach at Beach 1 and 2 More shorebird habitat at the lake edge on Beach 3 and 4 The Marsh Boardwalk Trail is still closed in the middle – while not really under water anymore a section of the boardwalk was damaged and needs to be fixed up before traffic is allowed back on it. Enjoy these last days of summer and hope to see you in the park.
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Working at Presqu'ile Provincial Park (Ed’s Note) Mara Van Meer is a first year NHE employee in the Ecosystem Management Program at Fleming.  Part of her 16-week contract was supported by the Friends of Presqu’ile through a Service Canada grant. Working at Presqu’ile Provincial Park Mara as Monarch at Campfire program Hello, my name is Mara and this past summer I have been fortunate to work at Presqu’ile as part of the Natural Heritage Education (NHE) staff.  The goal of NHE is to connect our visitors with the natural environment and cultural history through the use of educational programs
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Park Update for 17th of August Park Update This weekend features our Species at Risk day on Saturday, including a visit from Sciensational Sssnakes in the evening. While Lake Ontario water level continues to drop          Beach 1&2 are not too bad but definitely still smaller than usual;          Calf Pasture Day use area is open again          Marsh Boardwalk Trail is partially open – the mid-section between the two towers is still closed          Owen Pt Trail is open but muddy and Owen Pt is nearly gone.  Best shorebird watching continues to be Beach 3 and back of Beach 2. Enjoy the week and
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