Working in partnership with Ontario Parks, Friends of Killarney Park is committed to upgrading the Park’s ageing infrastructure of boardwalks along portages and trails and privies on interior campsites.
Our staff and volunteers have replaced or installed sections of boardwalk in the following areas:
Boardwalks are key to providing park visitors the opportunity to safely explore the backcountry while protecting the natural flow and pooling of water that creates an environment for unique species of flora and fauna.
Safe, sturdy boardwalks and footbridges and properly constructed privies will significantly minimize the human impact on the land and watershed and contribute to its long term sustainability.
We have replaced more than 30 privies on interior campsites. Replacing privies helps mitigate the adverse effects of human impact in the Park's backcountry.
Human waste left in the interior without proper containment is visually unappealing, potentially unsafe and changes the balance of the already fragile watershed recovering from the effects of acid rain.
Pine Plantation Rehabilitation
We worked with Ontario Parks on a pine plantation rehabilitation pilot project in three areas located along the Granite Ridge Trail.