Ontario Launches Challenge to Spend More Time in Nature
Time Spent in Natural Settings Has Positive Impact on Mental and Physical HealthJuly 25, 2016 11:00 A.M.
- Bring your family to the Learn to Fish event at Balsam Lake.
- Perfect your howl at Algonquin's wolf howls.
- Take a guided ghost walk at Bronte Creek.
- Learn some kayak basics at Frontenac.
- Become a citizen scientist by participating in the Summer Loon Count at Killarney.
- Go stargazing at Halfway Lake's Star Party, hosted by the Sudbury Astronomy Club.
- There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, perfect for fun and healthy activities.
- Ontario Parks supports the link between a healthy environment and healthy society through Healthy Parks, Healthy People and the 30x30 Challenge.
- The Healthy Parks Healthy People movement evolved from the international Health Parks, Healthy People Congress in 2010. Its goal is to maintain global momentum towards better understanding the links between nature and human health.
- In 2015, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 9.8 million visits from people around the world and brought in over $80 million in revenue, which supports jobs and businesses across the province.
How is Your Trails Committee Doing?
In the fall of 2015 the Ontario Trails Coordinating Committee endorsed the Ontario Trails Implementation Strategy. On of the action plan items was to assess and better understand how the province and the OTC could support Regional Trail Committees.
Over the past 20 years communities have used RTC's to reduce conflict, find resources and advance trails
TAKE THE SURVEY!
With over 50 committees operating throughout Ontario, many started or supported by the efforts of the OTC, we want to know how you are doing. We believe that trail committees bring the best people together to manage trails!We also want to support your community work, recognize it and get supports for it. From members, local government and the province.
SHARE THE SURVEY!Please send the link to a committee, or a group that works on trails. If they don't have a process to manage trails we'll help get them started.
If you are a group that doesn't have a committee, or has one that could function better give the OTC a call. 613-484-1140
Partnerships always welcome at Ontario Trails!