Murphys Point Provincial Park and the Friends of Murphys Point Park were recently recognized for our Environmental Stewardship and Heritage Conservation and Promotion efforts at the Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards Program. As part of the 10th anniversary of the Rideau Canal’s UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, this awards program recognizes, honours and promotes good design, environmental stewardship and economic development that serves to protect, enhance, promote and celebrate the heritage value and sustainability of the Rideau Canal corridor.
We received the Heritage Conservation and Promotion Award of Excellence for our Silver Queen Mine interpretive efforts. We also received an Environmental Stewardship Honourable Mention for the Adopt a Gray Ratsnake program. Both nominations came from Tay Valley Township. There are five awards categories and the winners were announced at an evening reception in Smiths Falls attended by several dignitaries and representatives from Parks Canada, National Capital Commission, several townships and community organizations.
Our thanks to the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy for this wonderful recognition. Learn more about the awards and other recipients here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/info/sacr-rcls/prix-2017-awards
Photo credits: Hy Fund Studio, Smiths Falls.
Stephanie Gray, Friends of Murphys Point Provincial Park (centre), and Tobi Kiesewalter, Murphys Point Provincial Park (right)
Brock Ogilvie, Murphys Point Provincial Park (centre) and Stephanie Gray, Friends of Murphys Point Provincial Park (right)
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for details about our next Heritage Dinner!
Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 20 for another delicious fundraiser hosted by our great friends at Fall River Restaurant!
In addition to fantastic food, this will be an evening of storytelling and beer tasting presented by the Friends and Cartwright Springs Brewery.
Fall River Restaurant is located at 21980 Hwy. 7, Maberly. Reservation information and costs are outlined on the attached poster. Hope to see you there!
The Friends have some fun activities lined up for your Holiday Monday (Aug. 7)
At 10:30am join us for some traditional fun activities at the Main Beach with Heritage Games.
From 11am-1pm is the Discovery Zone (Come Explore With Us!) “Who Was Here?” You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Main Beach for this Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find? Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Meet-up.
From 11am-1pm the Friends are hosting a BBQ on the Beach. Bring some money and support the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.
Hope to see you there!