shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians
shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario.
The greenhouse, built in 1957 adjacent to the Superintendent’s Residence at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal, received some much needed love last season. A substantial renovation was completed by Parks Canada with building materials provided by the former Friends Cooperating Association. This work helped support the collaboration between the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society and the Sault Canal.
The Toronto Urban Outreach Team, a group of energetic, engaging summer students, will be delivering Parks Canada content at venues across Toronto this summer, including the Toronto Zoo. It was decided the focus for its northern Ontario program messaging would be on Species at Risk in Pukaskwa National Park, specifically woodland caribou.
On Friday, June 24, 2016 Resource Conservation team members from Pukaskwa National Park accompanied a Project Peregrine banding team along the park coast in search of peregrine falcon nesting sites. During the trip, the Project Peregrine team (consisting of master bander Dr. Brian Ratcliff, and climbers Frank Pianka and Rodney Swatton) successfully banded its 577th chick - an impressive number for a remarkable project started in 1996! 31 of those chicks have been banded in Pukaskwa National Park since 2002.
What's new at the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA)?! We have some new staff to introduce and want to provide an update on the first meeting of a newly formed committee.