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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

  • Presqu'ile Provincial Park 328 Presqu'ile Pkwy Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0 Canada (map)

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.

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Volunteer Callout! 

If you'd like to volunteer at this event for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, please sign up here or, email

Earlier Event: July 12
The Watershed
Later Event: July 18
Sail2Sustain PanAm Yacht Cruise