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We are Canada – United by Canoe! August 9th Update

We are Canada – United by Canoe! Update

Here are a couple of pictures getting the voyageur canoes ready for our trip.

We are getting ready to bring together 21 diverse Canadians for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow. The trip will bring together students from Quetico Foundation‘s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and will led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!

Photo credits: Chris Stromberg

By |August 15th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on We are Canada – United by Canoe! August 9th Update

Dendrochronology is a beautiful science

 

The Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern Jared Stachiw, standing between a massive red and white pine on Burntside Lake. Photo Credit:  Brian Jackson.

 

Dendrochronology is a beautiful science – it allows us to date events that occurred in a tree’s life using patterns of annual growth rings, thus providing a glimpse of past forest conditions and influences.

From July 29th to August 4th an initial investigation of trees for evidence of historical use was conducted within Quetico Provincial Park. Present on this trip was the Quetico Park Biologist, Brian Jackson, two dendrochronology researchers from the United States, Dr. Evan Larson and Lane Johnson, and the Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern, Jared Stachiw.

By |August 15th, 2017|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Dendrochronology is a beautiful science

A wonderful visit with Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor paid a visit to Quetico Provincial Park on July 26th 2017 and had a particular interest in the Foundation’s research activities.

The Lieutenant Governor was in Quetico and specifically asked to meet with our students.

Our research team met with her, Tanny Wells, Quetico Foundation co-chair also did – our research team had the chance to deliver a hands on show and tell. Bird song recorder, crayfish trap, fire pattern tree regrowth samples and notes seen on table.

The Lieutenant Governor is even holding her new Quetico Foundation shirt!!

By |July 31st, 2017|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on A wonderful visit with Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

‘We are Canada – United by Canoe’

 

.…inspired by The Quetico Foundation in partnership with Quetico Provincial Park

to connect Canadas past, present and future, by uniting a cross section of

Canadians representative of the diversity of Canada, through

the quintessential Canadian experience of paddling a voyageur canoe!

 

The objectives of ‘We are Canada – United by Canoe  include promoting understanding and appreciation for Canada’s rich diversity – historically, culturally, biologically, and geographically – breaking down barriers and building connectivity, while using canoes and Ontario’s wilderness as our educational tools.  Additionally, the project will connect Canadians with our wilderness environment and values, and raise environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.

Our focus is on youth – Canada’s future leaders!  The culturally diverse participants from Lac La Croix First Nation (LLCFN), Atikokan and Toronto, includes students from the Foundation’s scientific research and Ridley Wilderness Youth Programs, and the Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program.  The trip presents them with a unique opportunity to share their varied personal and historical backgrounds, academic interests, aspirations and vision for Canada’s future.  The trip will be led by seasoned wilderness enthusiasts, including senior Park managers and indigenous members of the Lac la Croix community, offering a broad base of educational, scientific and cultural expertise, and adding an intergenerational dimension to the group.

Over the 6-day canoe trip, the group will experience the historical and cultural origins of Canada by tracing a traditional Anishinaabe travel route and the later route of the voyageurs through the Quetico–Superior region, including a section of the Path of the Paddle- the water segment of the Trans Canada Trail. The trip travels through the internationally recognized Heart of the Continent, concluding at the west end of the Boundary Waters Voyageur Canadian Heritage Waterway at Lac La Croix.

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July 12 2017 Summer Research Update

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A beautiful moon above a tall pine and the calm serene waters of Basswood Lake.

 

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Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern Jared is in the field (in the wilderness of the park) doing some fire scar tree ring sampling to get a better understanding of the presence of fire frequency from this and other local stands of red pines.

 

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Jared paddles along Tuck Lake with Brian Jackson, Park Biologist.

 

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Our Student Summer Research Team also participated in Atikokan’s Canada 150 celebrations and helped lead the great local canoe paddle! Here’s Kirsten, Peter, and Marla – Ty was there too, providing Quetico Foundation information and teaching people about local wildlife and vegetation studies!

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2017 Summer Research Excursion Season Starts!

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management as well as other ecology research along the Quetico wilderness area on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/

Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Summer Research Excursion Season Starts!

Quetico Foundation Annual Canoe Day 2017 – Cootes Paradise was a great success!

Thank you to everyone! We had a great time hiking, birdwatching and canoeing on a great guided tours at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day – Cootes Paradise,
Royal Botanical Gardens,
May 13 2017

This event supported Quetico Foundation‘s Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.

Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/

 

By |June 8th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Public Meetings|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation Annual Canoe Day 2017 – Cootes Paradise was a great success!

Join The Quetico Foundation for our Annual Canoe (&Hike) Day at Cootes Paradise Sanctuary

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By |April 12th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising, Public Meetings|Comments Off on Join The Quetico Foundation for our Annual Canoe (&Hike) Day at Cootes Paradise Sanctuary

Paddle Ahead: Double the Impact of your Donation Today!

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Update! June 14 2017 – We’ve reached $30,700!

WE DID IT! YOU PROVIDED GENUINELY SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT AND CLOSED THE GAP BEFORE JUNE 30 2017! Thank you to all those wilderness enthusiasts and paddlers who have helped us achieve our goal!!

The fundraising deadline by the end of June is coming soon, and we have impressively reached beyond this matching target.

The impact of your support will be doubled towards the preservation of Quetico Park and the important youth focused education and research programs that the Foundation supports.

Donate to the Quetico Foundation and help keep our canoe on course – in ensuring the preservation of our 150 year old Canadian wilderness! Before you throw your canoe on the car and escape into the backcountry for the summer, dig deep and paddle us to our $25,000 destination! Join our race! Every stroke you take will be matched dollar for dollar by a most generous family Foundation.

It’s not too late you can still make a donation to help the Quetico Foundation further address our goals.

 

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Click here to go to the Quetico Foundation on Canada Helps to make your gift today!

Thank you for your support.

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By |April 6th, 2017|Action, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Paddle Ahead: Double the Impact of your Donation Today!

Join our partner the Quetico Foundation-US in their Inaugural Celebration on April 28, 2017

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By |March 16th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Public Meetings, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join our partner the Quetico Foundation-US in their Inaugural Celebration on April 28, 2017