Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for your health too?
The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. As our society becomes increasingly urban, there is growing recognition that Canadians are suffering from nature deficit disorder, the term used to describe negative personal, social and societal impacts when people disconnect from nature.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has partnered with Ontario Parks and invite you to join us at the inaugural Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 17.
Visitors to Ontario Parks can meet with the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper team at Presqu'ile Provincial Park to learn more about the Watermark Project and to share their Watermark, either in a photo and/or an interview.
Watermarks collected at the park(s) will be displayed via Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s social media (and Ontario Park’s if desired). All Watermark photos will be tagged with the #mywatermark and any hashtag Ontario Parks prefers. Interviews will be part of the Watermark Archive.
Visit OntarioParks.com/hphp for a full list of events.