Interview Opportunity - Ontario Nature hosts bird banding session at Tommy Thompson Park (Leslie Street Spit)
Monday, September 8th 2008 6:28:56pm
Bird banding demonstrated at the Leslie St. Spit (Tommy Thompson Park) as the fall southward
migration of birds begins
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 10:30 am
The entrance to Tommy Thompson Park at the bottom of Leslie St. (see map)
Lee Allan Peterson, son of Roger Torry Peterson author and originator of the Petersen Field Guide series. Lee Allan is in town as part of speaking tour talking about his father and the latest version of a Field Guide to Birds of North America (first published in 1934).
Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature. Ontario Nature has 140 member organizations and 25,000 members and supporters. Ontario Nature has a keen interest in protecting birds and bird habitat.
Ralph Toninger - Senior Project manager for the Restoration services TRCA and Park manger for Tommy Thompson Park
For more information:
Lesley A. Marshall
Director of Development and Marketing
Ontario Nature is a not-for profit that works to protect and restore natural habitats through research, education and conservation. It connects thousands of individuals and communities with nature through various conservation groups across the province (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001) www.ontarionature.org
Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness that offers many public recreational opportunities in the heart of the city. It is located on a man-made peninsula that extends five kilometres into Lake Ontario. The Toronto Harbour Commissioners began construction of the spit in the late 1950s and, since that time, it has been the site for the disposal of dredged material from the Outer Harbour and surplus fill from development sites within Toronto.