St John’s Wort
Staghorn Sumac Flowers
Night Shade Bittersweet
Parks Canada and Rouge National Urban Park is losing its dedicated CEO with the retirement of Alan Latourelle, and great friend of the Rouge.
Daniel Watson is taking on the job of CEO, PARKS CANADA AGENCY, and we look forward to working with him as we move ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK to its more complete configuration.
Good luck in your retirement after 32 years of distinguished service and commitment, Alan, and thanks for being a great friend of Rouge Park.
Sunset in Beare Wetlands
Baltimore Checkerspot Female
Baltimore Checkerspot Mating
Dragonflies doing their thing
Beetle on a Daisy
Grey Tree frog sitting on a ‘frog sound recorder’.
Controversy still surrounds the continued unwillingness of the Ontario Provincial Government to honour its commitment to transfer the Ontario-owned Rouge Park lands to the Parks Canada Rouge National Urban Park program.
It is an absolute that environmental protection under Parks Canada is and will be far superior to anything the province is able or prepared to do (essentially nothing at this point-in-time).
Parks Canada has a world-wide reputation for public lands protection and many other jurisdictions use Parks Canada standards as a benchmark for their own!
The lands already formally part of Rouge National Urban Park are already being re-habilitated, and protected from poaching, vandalism and other misuses. And the Class 1 farmlands within the Park boundaries are guaranteed protection from development and other undesirable purposes. These will continue to be farmlands!
We should all ask our Provincial representative why is the Province stalling on honouring its commitment…or call Premier Wynne to ask her directly…416-325-1941, or email@example.com
Birds foot trefoil
Dog Strangling Vine
Milkweed, food and home for the Monarch Butterfly
Larry zSpring flowering plants 7 Cedar June 3
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