A brief note to remind you about the first series of interesting presentations taking place on coming Saturday from 1 to 4 pm as part of the Research Forum organized by the Friends of Gatineau Park (FGP) in close collaboration with the National Capital Commission (NCC). The theme covered by the three presenters on coming Saturday (November 16) is recreation in the Gatineau Park. The presentations will be given by Sarah Padbury from Ottawa University, Line Lapierre from the NCC and Dr. Christopher Lemieux from Wilfrid Laurier University (delivered by Dr. Paul Heintzman from Ottawa University).
The full agenda, location and registration information could be found on the attached document.
Don’t miss the first part of this interesting program running over three saturdays which is an excellent opportunity to learn more about research projects conducted in the Gatineau Park .
The Friends of Gatineau Park are presenting a thought-provoking bilingual presentation on the caves of the Gatineau Park on Friday, November 29, 2013.
While the above-ground natural features of Gatineau Park are well known, few people know about what lies under the surface of the Park. Learn about how Lusk Caves and other caves of the Park have formed over the millenniums. Why are there caves in some areas and not in others? What can one expect in them? Why are they important? Do they hide treasures and dangerous creatures? Continue reading
During the Volunteer Luncheon and the Annual General meeting (AGM), last Saturday, 2 volunteers were recognized for their remarkable dedication and their outstanding efforts in promoting volunteer engagement towards the mission and activities of the Friends of Gatineau Park.
Mario Simard, who is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Friends, was awarded the 2013 Graeme Roderick Award in recognition of the remarkable dedication demonstrated over the recent years in promoting volunteer engagement in the activities of the Friends of the Gatineau Park. His relentless efforts in soliciting and identifying volunteers for the various activities organized by the Friends are hereby recognized by the Board of Directors.
Gilles Simard also received a recognition award during the luncheon to underline his personal implication in office re-organization and his outstanding dedication as a volunteer in making better known the unique ecological wonders of the Park, specially in terms of the public education component of the mission of our organization.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH MARIO AND GILLES!
A brief reminder about an interesting bilingual presentation on the evolution of wolves pack in the Gatineau Park to be made by Carolyn Callaghan and Christie Spence on coming Friday, October 25.
There are still quite a lot of space available for this presentation.
Here is the link for more details about this activity. Don’t wait to register at 819-827-2020!
The Friends of Gatineau Park are happy to invite you to attend a bilingual presentation on wolves in Gatineau Park on October 25, 2013.
Have you ever howled like a wolf in Gatineau Park, and been rewarded with a spine-tingling reply? Heard a mournful cry while camping on the edge of a lake? Wondering whether wolves are wandering the woods, or coyotes creeping by? Gatineau Park biologists are wondering, too. They put out remote sensing cameras to look at human trail use, and were delighted to see a group of six canids filling out the frame. Track surveys, trail cameras and baits were used last year to try to determine which areas of Gatineau Park are frequented by “Eastern canids”, be they wolf, coyote, or some mixture of both. This multi-year study aims to determine what species of canid we have in the Park, whether there are important habitats that require special protection in the park, and where these animals move when they leave the park. Continue reading