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Parks Canada Managers Meeting in Munising

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Date: April 26, 2007
Contact: Gregg Bruff, 906-387-2607, ext. 206

Lake Superior waves wash onto the north shore of Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada.
North Shore, Pukaskwa National Park
Parks Canada Photo
Managers from Pukaskwa National Park and the Northern Ontario Field Unit of Parks Canada are meeting in Munising on May 9 and 10. Pukaskwa National Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore became “twin parks” in 1995 through a formal agreement. This meeting is an extension of that decade old twinning.

Lakeshore Superintendent Jim Northup mentioned that the Park Canada group will meet with Lakeshore staff in an effort to further collaborative activities in the coming years. “We will be looking at ways we can continue to assist one another in managing natural and cultural resources, exploring common First Nations topics, and sharing best practices information.

On Wednesday, Lakeshore staff will offer several field trips in the park to acquaint our northern neighbors with area resources. On Thursday, they will share common and innovative management strategies. The meeting will culminate in a re-signing of the Twinning Agreement.

Twinning with Pukaskwa grew out of a workshop co-facilitated by Robin Heron of Pukaskwa and the Lakeshore’s Gregg Bruff in 1995, titled “Thinking Like a Watershed,” held in Marquette with naturalists and protected lands managers from around Lake Superior.

For additional information, contact Gregg Bruff, Chief of Heritage Education, at 906-387-2607, extension 208.

Pukaskwa National Park

Did You Know?

The flowers of submerged buttercups rise above the surface of the water and can be quite showy, even when small.

Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.