Feds investing in National Parks across Ontario


The federal government is investing in the nation's National Parks to help support the health of our national heritage, create local jobs, and combat climate change.

On August 7, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; and Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, announced the federal government is investing $6 million for projects aimed at the restoration of ecosystems and the recovery of species at risk in Fathom Five National Marine Park and Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay Islands and Thousand Islands national parks.

Working with First Nations and Metis communities, local organizations and community volunteers, Parks Canada is working to remove invasive species to support habitat restoration, and install eight eco-passages, which are under-road passageways that help species safely cross roadways.

“As we continue to safely restart our economy, our government will continue making investments that will help to support local jobs, protect our nature and fight climate change. I am pleased that Parks Canada and Indigenous communities are partnering to support on-the-ground conservation activities. This is an excellent example of how Canada will rebuild better following the pandemic," Wilkinson said in a news release.

“Our Government is working hard with Indigenous partners to preserve and protect nature. I am proud that we have installed underground passageways to help our wildlife safely cross the roads. This project supported local jobs right here in our community, and will help to better protect our species for generations to come. This is one way that our government is rebuilding better in light of the global pandemic," Gerretsen said in the same release.

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