Parks Day Celebration – Saturday, July 18th
Join us in celebrating Parks Day on Saturday, July 18th!
What is Parks Day?
Parks Day is a national celebration of all types of public parks; whether national, provincial, or local. It recognizes the vital role parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species-at-risk and contributing to human health and well-being.
Why participate in CPAWS-OV’s Parks Day Celebration?
These past months have been a challenge for all of us and it’s clear we’re ready to leave behind the chaos and stress and get out into nature for some peace and fun. Normally, we host a guided hike but this year we can’t so we encourage you to do your own favourite outdoor activity July 18th at a local place in nature and tell us about it with a pin on our Parks Day map.
After participants have pinned their activity on our Parks Day map, we’ll all have a guide to great outdoor adventures for the rest of the summer!
- First, we ask you to wear green in support of nature.
- Get out into a local park and enjoy nature! Hike, bike, canoe, swim, read a book – whatever seems like a good idea to you!
- Share your participation with a pin on our Parks Day Map at your outdoor activity address. You can include a short description of what you did, any special features and even a photo of you out in nature! You will also get to see what other people did and the workplaces that participated in our workplace celebration on July 17th.
- We encourage you to purchase an official registration for $5 (optional) as an investment in the protection of our natural spaces. All proceeds will go directly towards our programs working to protect the region’s most important wilderness spaces.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sabrina Howe at email@example.com.
We look forward to celebrating Parks Day with you!