Burning is an essential component to keeping the prairie healthy. Without it invasive species would take over, destroying what little Tallgrass Prairie remains. Only about 1.5 million hectares remain from an estimated 90 million hectares due to agriculture and urbanization. This Tallgrass Prairie is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, some found only here in all of Canada. Fire is important to ensure these species survive. Click here for more information on prescribed burns.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS and Join us to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Malden Park (4200 Malden road).
This event is free for the public. There will be over 40 environmental exhibits; The Friends of Ojibway Prairie will be hosting a wildflower planting; there will also be arts and crafts; a nature scavenger hunt; and many more environmental activities!
Fun for the whole family!
The Canadian Herpetological Society, Wildlife Preservation Canada, and their partners, are pleased to announce that the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem has recently been designated as an 'Important Amphibian and Reptile Area' in Canada.