Boardwalk Repairs - Again!
The severe windstorm over Christmas of 2022 destroyed one ten-foot section of Jobes’ Woods Trail boardwalk as well as two ten-foot sections of the Marsh Boardwalk.
On January 16, 2023, FOPP volunteers Brent, Pete, Ernie and Larry completed the repairs to Jobes’ Woods Trail.
On February 20, 2023, the repairs were completed on the Marsh Boardwalk with the assistance of volunteers Ron, Brent, and Larry. Standing water added to the challenge of completing this repair. Thanks to park staff for supplying a generator which assisted in this work being completed within one day.
April 29, 2023 - Larry Paradis
Lighthouse Gift Shop
The Friends’ Gift Shop is located in the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. For many years, the Gift Shop operated under the guidance of Joyce and Don Boucher. The Bouchers are now enjoying a well-deserved retirement and a new team, under the direction of Michelle Buchkowsky, has taken over. We are delighted that the Gift Shop is back in operation with many fresh and interesting items for sale. We have new designs of sweatshirts and T-shirts sporting the Friends logo. There are also collectable badges for the youngsters and a wide variety of toys for children of all ages. And don’t forget to
April 28, 2023
The Forests of Presqu'ile
A visit to Presqu’ile Provincial Park will show considerable damage from recent storms. Winds howling off Lake Ontario have toppled many large trees, their roots torn from the ground. Park staff have been busy removing those trees that pose a danger along the roadways, in campgrounds, and trails. Volunteers from The Friends of Presqu’ile have been repairing damaged boardwalks and trails. Many of the toppled trees are Ash, weakened by the Emerald Ash Borer. Visitors frequently ask, “When will the fallen and dead trees in the forest be removed?” The answer may surprise you!
April 27, 2023 - Bev Cook
Park Update - Spring 2023
High Bluff Campsite 34 in April 2022
If you have been through the campgrounds this past winter and early spring, you will have noticed all the fallen trees throughout the campgrounds. A winter storm hit Presqu’ile on December 23rd and 24th. This storm produced high winds and blizzard conditions that had a major impact on trees around the park. The campground suffered the most damage with over 100 trees falling on campsites and roads. Park staff and local contractors have been hard at work clearing the trees and debris and work will continue this spring. We also want to thank the
April 26, 2023
Upcoming Events 2023
We are gearing up for a busy spring and summer season for the Friends of Presqu’ile Park and Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Here are some highlights:
New Volunteer Database
We have redesigned our volunteer sign-up form to make it easier than ever to get involved. Watch for some special instructions in the coming weeks. We need our volunteers more than ever and want to make sure we have everyone’s interests captured. The new Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Buchkowsky, and our Website Coordinator, Janine McClintock, are hard at work getting everything ready.
April 25, 2023
Common Tern Annual Report 2022
Dear Friends of Presqu'ile Park,
Please find below a summary of work on Common Terns at Presqu’ile Provincial Park in 2022, which was supported, in part, by a Research Grant from the Friends. We presented data from this year at the Great Lakes Area Working Group on Colonial Waterbirds at Altmar, NY in November.
Prior to this year, in the autumn of 2021, Don Tyerman (Presqu'ile's Biodiversity Specialist) and his crew erected a new predator exclusion grid on Gull Island, near the existing one where Common Terns had successfully nested in that year. Construction was funded
January 13, 2023 - Jennifer Arnold & Stephen Oswald
Be a Wildlife Detective - Winter Tracking Programs
Wildlife Detectives: December 29, January 28, February 20 @10:00am
Winter is a great time to become a wildlife detective. We might not always see all of the animals at Presqu'ile but they leave us clues to help us figure out just who might be living in the park.
Join a park naturalist and use your detective skills to explore the tracks and signs the animals at Presqu’ile leave behind. This program is geared toward children and families, but anyone is welcome to attend.
We meet at the Trail Parking Lot (Entrance of the Group Camp Area)
Please remember a vehicle permit is
December 26, 2022
Winter Bird Walks are Back!
Winter Bird Walks are back this winter!
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 December 10th
Saturday January 7th
Saturday February 11th
Hikes will start at 10am from the Camp Office Parking Lot
Please remember a vehicle permit is required for entry into the park all year long. If you have an annual permit please ensure it is on
December 6, 2022