Many Happy Returns! Many Happy Returns! Have you heard? Presqu’ile is the ONLY location in inland North America where Common Terns are flourishing! Sadly inland populations elsewhere are declining but Presqu’ile’s Common Tern population produced over 600 chicks in the last 2 years! That’s more fledglings than the previous 14 years of the study. We are thrilled that our investment into tern research and conservation is making such a positive impact! If you were at our AGM, you heard Common Tern researcher Dr. Jennifer Arnold speak briefly about the reasons for this success. She will be doing an in depth presentation
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Early Bird Membership Draw Winner Congratulations to John Lowry, the winner of  our early bird membership draw. John is pictured here with photographer Cindy Conlin, who donated her award winning Monarch butterfly photograph to the Friends for the draw. Memberships can still be purchased on our website or in  person at our Annual General Meeting in June or at the Lighthouse Gift Shop (open in July and August).
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2024 Fundraising Raffle The Friends of Presqu'ile Park present our 2024 fundraising raffle:  Let's Go Camping! Prizes include a campsite of your choice and an Ontario Parks 2025 annual pass.  Dates are set for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize options, but the winner gets to choose the campsite (hydro or non-hydro, any campground, but not a soft-sided shelter.) Tickets are $10 each and are available in-person starting March 16, 2024 at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre during  Waterfowl Weekend.  Cash only.   Tickets will also be sold at our Saturday barbecues in July and August and at the
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e-Bulletin: 2023 Common Tern Report Welcome to the first e-Bulletin from The Friends of Presqu'ile  Park.  We will be sending members, volunteers, and  supporters these quick news bulletins on topics of interest on a regular basis.  Each bulletin will focus on one area of our work in support of our mission and vision. In this first issue, we will focus on one of our key environmental initiatives in support of the preservation of the Common Tern. 2023: Our Most Successful Year for Common Tern Survival The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a waterbird, about the  size of a Blue Jay, that winters off the coast
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2024 Waterfowl Weekend Join Presqu’ile Provincial Park staff and volunteers on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th, for the 46th annual Waterfowl Weekend.  Waterfowl from over 20 species arrive in Presqu’ile Bay each spring to rest and feed before moving on to their nesting areas. This gives the public a great opportunity to see and appreciate a wide range of waterfowl species. Those new to birding, as well as experienced birders eager to expand their knowledge, can learn more from naturalist-led viewings. Volunteer naturalists will be set up with telescopes to help visitors to get a closer look.
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Corporate Secretary Needed Imagine a volunteer position where your talent can make a tangible difference for both people and nature. Volunteering with the Friends of Presqu'ile Park is a rewarding experience in which our volunteers work together to support renewal, research, ecology, community engagement and education programs in Presqu'ile Provincial Park. We are a registered non-profit organization that has contributed over $5 million in funds and volunteer hours since 1988. We are currently seeking a Corporate Secretary. In this important, you will sit on the Board of Directors, be a signing officer
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Join Us and You Could Win! With a new year comes the opportunity to start or renew your membership with our organization. Memberships are valid January 1 to December 31. We rely on memberships to help support the work of the Friends.  Joining us makes a real difference for visitors and wildlife in our favourite park! When you support the Friends of Presqu'ile Park, you support our education, restoration, and environmental initiatives like Common Tern research and management at Presqu'ile.  We have helped make a real impact on the survival of these colonial waterbirds that breed in the park.  The
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Join a Winter Walk! Winter Walks are back this winter! Bird Walks We will be offering winter bird walks once a month geared towards beginner birdwatchers, but all ages and skill levels are welcome to attend. We now have binoculars for visitors to borrow on these hikes, so don't let the lack of binoculars stop you from coming out. Saturday January 13th Saturday February 10th Hikes will start at 10am from the Camp Office Parking Lot Wildlife Detectives Winter is a great time to become a wildlife detective.  We might not alwasys see all of the animals at Presqu'ile but they
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News Archives
Memorial Tree Planting - Happy Anniversary!
Common Tern Update 2023
Park Improvements Report
2023 Bursary Winners
Piping Plovers Breed Again at Presqu'ile!
Party in the Park
Life Membership Award Recipient 2023
2023 Fundraising Projects
Discovery Program Update
Monarch Tagging in Presqu'ile - September 2023
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