Rouge National Urban Park – Amazing Gift to Canadians

On Tuesday June 20th, Nature Canada along with CPAWS celebrated a major achievement for Rouge National Urban Park! Bill C-18 has received Royal Assent from the Governor General. This means that the ecological integrity of the park will now be the first priority in management of Rouge National Urban Park. “We couldn’t have done it without the extraordinary leadership and commitment by Minister McKenna and her team to the park,” said Eleanor Fast, Executive Director of Nature Canada. The minister made it a priority early in her mandate to strengthen the legislation and find a path forward that includes all involved.” Ontario Nature, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and Friends of the Rouge Watershed all played important roles in achieving this… read more →