Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
October 8, 2012
Last weekend was a gorgeous last gasp of mild weather. Camping at Site D was a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving with friends.
I am greatly saddened and frustrated by the Federal Conservative Party's gutting of the National Park system. Not only does it impact me and my friends who regularly frequent the park between Oct. 9th and May 24, but also my friends who are employed at the park.
Anecdotal accounts suggest that the science research program at Keji has been gutted. I hope that is not the case. Park staff used to visit local schools to educate children about wilderness appreciation, forest biology, etc.. Apparently Environment Canada funding for that program (controlled by ex-Global news anchor Peter Kent) has also been cut.
Please consider helping non-profit group efforts such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. We are witnessing the dismantling of our shared parks heritage. Their 2012 parks report is particularly disturbing.
Sorry to be a wet blanket, but them's the facts.