Updated: Oct 12
Welcome to our new members, donors, and subscribers!
Here's what we've been up to. We launched our Friends of LSP patches in 2019. If you're already a member, thank you! If you'd like to become a member, you can visit the membership page on our website.
Here is an update on our 2019 project spending:
Dark Sky Preserve lighting upgrades: $2,647
Noisy Bay bridge steel beams: $9,416
Noisy Bay bridge helicopter fees: $4,875
All-terrain wheelchair: $2,590 (donated)
By supporting artist Ron Bayens' Kickstarter campaign, we purchased a sculpture of the iconic Bill Mason ($138), who loved paddling Lake Superior. Stay tuned for an official display at the Visitor Centre!
We sponsored a concert by local singer–songwriter, Don Charbonneau ($300), who has recorded many albums inspired by Lake Superior.
We also funded a concert by performer David Archibald ($768), who composed a song to celebrate LSPP's 75th anniversary.
We sponsored a local student to attend Ontario Nature's Youth Summit on Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership ($475)! Students participated in workshops such as Biodiversity and Youth Action, Power to Effect Change, The Urgency to Address Climate Change, and Leadership Insights. Photo credit: Noah Cole, Ontario Nature
We'll continue publishing LSPP's topographic map. It's an extremely helpful resource for all your park adventures, especially for trips into the backcountry! 2019 print run: $5,261
THANK YOU to all our donors and members who make these projects possible and for helping us fulfill our mission to further the understanding of LSPP's landscape, ecosystems, and people.
Stay tuned for this year's project announcements!