Category Archives: Poaching

POACHING IN ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

Evidence of poachers

Hemlock reishi fungus

Hemlock reishi, or Hemlock varnish shelf, is clearly being poached as the attached photo evidences. They are safe to eat but quite woody.

Poachers will often varnish these to preserve (to sell?).

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Larry Noonan’s Wednesday hike in the Orchard area of The Rouge

A rock thief in the rouge

A rock thief in the rouge

This is a Viceroy butterfly, similar to the Monarch

This is a Viceroy butterfly, similar to the Monarch

Black Walnut in the 'Orchard' area

Black Walnut in the ‘Orchard’ area

Asters in the orchard

Asters in the orchard

Vista Himalaya Balsam- an invasive speciaes readily adaptible to the climate in the Rouge

Vista Himalaya Balsam- an invasive species readily adaptable to the climate in the Rouge

Riverside

Riverside

Jack-in-the Pulpit fall fruit

Jack-in-the Pulpit fall fruit

Blanket Spider Web

Blanket Spider Web

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Supporting the Completion of Rouge National Urban Park

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 kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org

CONTACT RE ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

For additional information re ‘the Rouge’ please email:

rougenationalurbanparknow@gmail.com

A quick response is guaranteed!

signed ‘Friends of Rouge National Urban Park’…

ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK WILL…

Noonan  woods Feb 15

*Provide targets for restoration in the Rouge watershed

*Restore native ecosystems everywhere possible and practical in the Park

*Reintroduce endangered native species that are no longer evident

*Establish natural resources monitoring and reporting systems

*Protect the Class 1 farm acreages in Rouge Park

*Protect and preserve the cultural and heritage sites found in the valley

*Stop illegal dumping, poaching, vandalism and heritage site destruction and abuse