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WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course opens in Niagara Falls, Ont.

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From the Buffalo News:

WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course to Niagara, a new outdoor adventure attraction, opens June 16.

The course will provide visitors with new ways to interpret and experience the Niagara Gorge, Niagara Glen and Whirlpool Rapids, said Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission. It includes aerial obstacles and ziplines securely suspended above the Gorge and Whirlpool.

Niagara Parks Invests in the Revitalization of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce its investment in the revitalization of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, creating a trailhead and interpretation facility that will focus on Niagara Parks’ important stewardship role, while educating the public on the geological, environmental and historical significance of the spectacular Niagara Glen.

Niagara Parks has made its reinvestment in the Niagara Glen Nature Centre a priority, responding to the continued growth and popularity of this site as a renowned outdoor destination for hikers, cyclists, conservationists, boulderers and anyone seeking an opportunity to connect with nature.

Niagara Parks unveils Canada 150 projects

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Canada’s 150th birthday will have Niagara Parks Commission gardeners busy this spring.

Interactive gardens, a revitalized Niagara Glen and 30,000 red and white tulips will greet tourists this summer for the NPC’s commemorative programming for the country’s year-long celebration.

Backed with $563,000 from the province’s Ontario150 Funding Program, the NPC has undertaken five legacy projects with the theme of Rooted.’

During a media conference Tuesday, parks commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said the projects “speak to our mission and the ‘roots’ we have established over our rich 132-year history.” They also touch upon NPC’s anniversary campaign theme of Begin Here, “signifying Niagara Parks’ importance as a natural, cultural and heritage gateway.”

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Parking rates revised for Niagara Glen

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission has slashed its proposed annual parking fees in half at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

The provincial agency announced in September paid parking would begin at the Glen – which had previously offered free parking – starting in the spring.

Daily parking rates, between May and October, would be $1.25 per hour to a maximum of $10 a day, or users could purchase an annual pass for $30.

Soon after the parking rates were announced, a change.org petition was created calling on Niagara Parks to maintain the status quo at the Glen.

“The Niagara Parks are Niagara’s green space for free, healthy, happy, family activities. Let’s tell Niagara Parks that we want to continue to have free access to the Niagara Glen (Steel Stairs),” reads the petition letter.

In less than two months, the petition has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.

Man, 71, rescued after falling during gorge hike

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From Niagara This Week:

Niagara Parks Police say emergency responders rescued a 71-year-old man from Germany who felll and injured himself while hiking in Niagara Gorge.

At around 2:45 p.m., parks police, Niagara Falls firefighters and paramedics were called to the gorge in the area between Niagara Glen and Thompson’s Point.

The man had been hiking with his family when he left a marked trail and fell 20 metres. His injuries prevented him from getting out of the gorge on his own.

Niagara Glen getting back to its roots

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s all about getting back to nature at the Niagara Glen and visitors like Jane Bartell couldn’t be happier.

She is in total agreement with the many changes that have occurred and the new direction the Niagara Parks Commission is taking to protect and preserve one of Canada’s premier nature areas.

“It’s just so wonderful here,” said Bartell who grew up in Niagara Falls and attended A. N. Myer secondary school, but now lives in Grand Island, N.Y. “You get a good bit of exercise and get to see a beautiful part of Niagara Falls that many tourists never get a chance to see.”

Niagara Glen a real treasure that needs to be protected

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

There’s probably no better place to teach children about birds, wildflowers and trees than by taking them on a hike in the Niagara Glen.

“It’s all about raising an awareness for nature and the environment and hopefully our youth will do what they can to protect it,” said Bruce Macdonald, founding president of the Friends of the Niagara Parks – Niagara Glen Group.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of Niagara Glen, held their second annual Earth Day at the Glen. They were set up near the top of the access stairs and were joined by a number of other organizations including the Niagara Parks Commission, the Niagara Parks Police, the Niagara Falls Nature Club, Ontario Access Coalition, Leave No Trace and Scouts Canada. All had displays and representatives on hand to answer questions.

Friends of Niagara Glen organize clean-up day

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From Niagara This Week:

When the sun comes out and the snow finally melts, revealing the earth beneath, most Niagara residents feel the immediate desire to head outdoors.

After months of being cooped up because of the early sunsets and often dreary weather, a nice spring day is a welcomed wake up call. Friends of the Niagara Glen are hoping enthusiastic Niagarans will come out for the Earth Day event on April 9. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will feature informative displays and tree planting. Taking place at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, the event is free to the public and open to all.

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