Post Number: 409
|Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:58 pm: ||
The Wolf Lake Coalition today released a HD time-lapse video of Wolf Lake. We are calling on Premier Wynne to come to Wolf Lake this summer to see the area for herself. Please see the press release below.
Here's the link. The video is 3 minutes long. Click on the link at the end to send a letter to Kathleen Wynne urging her to save Wolf Lake. Thanks!
I hope you also take a minute to check out our spiffy new website.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2013
Canoe camp Facebook invites Wynne to paddle Wolf Lake using stunning time lapse video
Threatened ancient red pine forest is among Sudbury’s top eco-tourism destinations
Sudbury – Today Camp Keewaydin on Lake Temagami launched a breathtaking time-lapse video on Facebook, inviting Premier Wynne to join them on a canoe trip to Sudbury's famed Wolf Lake, threatened home to the world’s largest ancient red pine forest.
Advocates are hoping that the new Premier will breathe life into the deadlocked conversation over providing full protection for one of Sudbury’s top eco-tourism destinations. The Government of Ontario promised to protect Wolf Lake in 1999, but last year mining leases surrounding Wolf Lake owned by Calgary based Flag Resources were renewed for 21 years.
“Premier Wynne, please join us on a leisurely paddle to beautiful Wolf Lake this summer,” wrote Bruce Ingersoll, Director of Camp Keewaydin. “Our campers have loved Wolf Lake’s old growth forests for over 100 years, and we think you will too.”
The video features breath taking new time lapse photography shot at Wolf Lake last summer by Christoph Benfey, Joel Sjaarda, and Rob Nelson.
“We are hoping that Premier Wynne will join the dialogue about Wolf Lake to help us find a resolution that protects this world class destination,” said Bob Olajos speaking for the Wolf Lake Coalition. “When she comes, she will find that the ancient pines, clear waters, and rocky ridges speak for themselves.”
Every summer thousands of people from near and far come to camp at Wolf Lake. Outfitters, guides, lodges, camps, restaurants, and motels depend on the boost that tourism and recreational spending provides.
A group of eight Temagami area camps alone infuses over $3.5 million in direct spending into the renewable economy each year, while providing leadership development, healing, and educational experiences to approximately 700 youth annually.
“Our campers have enjoyed Wolf Lake for over a hundred years, bringing stable, renewable economic activity to Ontario,” said Ingersoll. “We’d like to continue doing that for another hundred years. This area should be permanently protected so that our grandchildren can enjoy it as we have.”
Ancient red pine forests were once widespread, but now they are extremely rare and are estimated to persist on only 1.2% of their former extent.
Bruce Ingersoll, Camp Keewaydin: 416-548-6120, 802-352-4709
Bob Olajos, Wolf Lake Coalition: 705-499-0692
For beautiful high res images contact Rob Nelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFORMATION: SaveWolfLake.org
Post Number: 60
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:24 pm: ||
curly... could you please post a link to Premier Wynne's office so a canoeing brother from Ohio and others all across ottertooth can check in and send a message. I, and am sure others, would love to kick in their 2 canadian cents.
Post Number: 205
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:52 pm: ||
This is a beautiful video, take the time to view and enjoy.
Then, have your say.
Here's the link to Take Action to Save Wolf Lake simply fill in your info and click Submit.
(Message edited by trasker on May 11, 2013)