Tourism and Parks

Provincial parks celebrating Canada's Parks Day (10/07/12)

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July 12, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The 20th annual Canada's Parks Day will be celebrated this Saturday, July 17, at New Brunswick's nine provincial parks. The theme this year is biodiversity, in accordance with the United Nations declaring 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity

"It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the 20th year of Canada's Parks Day," said Tourism and Parks Minister Brian Kenny. "The theme of biodiversity provides an excellent opportunity for further education and awareness of how important biodiversity is to sustaining living networks. Preserving and nurturing our parks is an important part of keeping the delicate balance of biodiversity intact."

Each provincial park will be participating by offering activities such as planting seeds; providing hands-on displays showcasing its biodiversity; and interpretive and guided hikes.

The United Nations general assembly is encouraging communities across the world to discover the biodiversity surrounding them; realize its value; and act to save it.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Donaghy, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-471-5554.

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