It’s the news we’ve been waiting for – camping is back on at LSPP!
The province entered Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen on Friday June 11, 2021, meaning that overnight stays on campgrounds and backcountry campsites in Ontario Parks are back on. COVID-19 measures, modifications and restrictions will apply.
For more information on Ontario Parks and COVID-19, please visit this webpage here.
LSPP Artist in Residence – Marta Stares
Breathing Room by Marta Stares (used with permission)
We’re very excited to announce that our inaugural Artist in Residence for 2021 is painter Marta Stares. We look forward to welcoming Marta to LSPP in July. Public outreach activities will be adjusted to fit a zero contact model.
We were very grateful and excited to receive 20 applications to our inaugural Artist in Residence program. Thank you to all the artists who applied as well as the artists, curators and board members who helped us to design our program and participate in the selection process.
We’re also happy to announce that a $2,500 research bursary has been awarded to two graduate students from the University of Quebec. Their research focuses on the effects of Lake Superior’s climate on the habitats of bryophyte and lichen communities in Lake Superior Provincial Park and elsewhere.
This bursary is supported by a donation from the estate of Jack and Phyllis Chisvin, who were supporters of educational initiatives for young adults, as well as of environmental causes.
Save the date - Bat Talk, Tuesday October 26th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got a fun webinar in the works! In partnership with the Willis Bat Lab at the University of Winnipeg, the Friends will be hosting a Bat Talk on Tuesday October 26th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. The talk will focus on threats facing bats in Ontario (eg. White-nose syndrome) and the research their lab does to better understand and protect bats.
Sign-up details will be announced in the fall – stay tuned!
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Have a great summer!