Fisheries and Land Resources
April 8, 2019

“Let’s Get Outdoors” to Celebrate National Wildlife Week

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, is encouraging all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to head outdoors to enjoy our natural environment and share your photos of wildlife and wild places during National Wildlife Week April 7 to 13.

Submit your photographs of outdoor excursions to salmoniernaturepark@gov.nl.ca to share on social media and inspire others to get outdoors.

National Wildlife Week commemorates the life of celebrated conservationist Jack Miner and his efforts to save the iconic Canada goose from extinction. This year’s provincial program of events at Salmonier Nature Park focuses on developing skills to enhance the outdoor experience. A list of activities for National Wildlife Week taking place at the nature park is included in the below backgrounder.

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“Our connection to nature is a crucial part of what makes Newfoundland and Labrador such a rich and wonderful place to live. No matter where we are in this province, nature is at our doorstep and an integral part of our daily lives. We are blessed with clean air and water, forests and wilderness areas, and parks and green spaces where we can work and play. I encourage all residents to get back to nature during National Wildlife Week.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Media contact
Linda Skinner
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2284, 632-8167
lindaskinner@gov.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER

National Wildlife Week activities at Salmonier Nature Park

Please note: pre-registration is required for all National Wildlife Week events, including Saturday’s free events. Limited seats are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register please call 709-229-7888 or email salmoniernaturepark@gov.nl.ca.

Saturday, April 13
10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Salmonier Nature Park

Breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny, and Easter crafts and activities for all ages. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Friends of Salmonier Nature Park at fosnp2016@gmail.com to register.

Regular Outreach Programming
Throughout the school year, teachers are encouraged to invite an interpreter to their classrooms for a presentation on wildlife topics linked to school curriculums. For more information, call 229-7888 or email michaelblackwood@gov.nl.ca

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