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Fresh news from the Friends of LSP

With spring in the air, the countdown to the summer camping season is officially on! We’ve been working on a few new programs throughout the winter and are excited to share what’s in store for the season ahead.

Small ripples on Lake Superior stretch out to the hazy blue horizon, with rocks and pebbles in the foreground

Artist in Residence program

Calling all artists! It’s not too late to apply to our first ever Artist in Residence program. The AiR is open to visual artists working in any medium whose work relates to the natural environment. Visit our website for program and application details. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021 at

Research Bursary

A photo of the Lake Superior coastline with curved, green hills in the distance and information about the research bursary as also stated below

We’re offering a $2,500 research bursary! Eligible projects must be conducted in Lake Superior Provincial Park by a graduate student from an accredited university. We’re very grateful to the family of Jack and Phyllis Chisvin for their support in making this bursary possible. Jack and Phyllis were supporters of educational initiatives for young adults, as well as of environmental causes. To apply, contact Submissions will be accepted until a successful candidate is found.

Welcoming new board members!

We’re very happy to welcome Emma Blanchet and David Hampson to the Friends of LSP board of directors. Both share a deep love of Lake Superior Provincial Park and bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to their positions.

Originally from the East Coast, Emma moved to Wawa in 2012 and has no plans of leaving anytime soon. A Social Worker in the field of mental health and addictions, Emma is passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of nature. We’re glad she’s made the move permanent, and appreciate that she's already taken charge of fulfilling membership orders!

David’s love for the park was solidified in 2018, after he and his wife packed their car and spent the year circumnavigating Lake Superior, ending at LSPP. When he’s not camping, hiking or backpacking along the shores of Lake Superior, David is a Professor at the University of Toronto. We’re very happy to have David bring his wide range of skills and extensive involvement with other environmental organizations to our board, and he has played an important role in the development of our research bursary. You can read more about the board of directors on our website.

Coming soon... new merch!

We’ve got some new merchandise for members coming soon! Toques, totes, t-shirts and patches will be ordered in time for the busy summer season. All clothing items are made in Canada. If you’re heading to the park this summer, be sure to check out all the latest merch at the park store in the Visitor Centre. And it’s never too late to support the Friends of Lake Superior Park by becoming a member. You can purchase a membership on our website or in person at LSPP. Every membership purchased through the website comes with your choice of a patch, or magnet and stickers. All other membership merchandise is available at LSPP only.

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Till next time!


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