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voyageur
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 3:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The Wabakimi Project is a unique grassroots volunteer initiative to explore and document the historical and traditional canoe routes of Wabakimi Provincial Park. Since its inception in 2004, the scope of this ambitious effort has been expanded to include the canoe routes that lie on Crown lands adjacent to the park. They provide vital access to Wabakimi as well as strategic links to nearby provincial parks and conservation reserves.

To date, 144 individual volunteers from across North America and Europe have collectively spent a total of 718 days on 82 trips exploring, rehabilitating and mapping the canoe routes of this vast wilderness area. Together, they've travelled over 3,960km (2,461 miles), identified and cleaned more than 751 previously unrecorded campsites and located and measured some 758 portages whose total lengths exceeded 187,900m (205,553 yards or 37,376 rods).

The Wabakimi Project will operate continuously in 2012 from mid-May to mid-September. Applications are welcome from eligible paddlers interested in participating in this worthwhile conservancy effort.

For more information, visit our website at: http://www.wabakimi.org.

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