Residents Encouraged to Participate in National Wildlife Week Activities

Government News Release

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture along with the Friends of Salmonier Nature Park, are encouraging residents throughout the province to celebrate National Wildlife Week, being held this year from April 4 to 10.

The Friends of Salmonier Nature Park are hosting several fun-filled National Wildlife Week activities and challenges on their Facebook page focusing on the theme, “What Wildlife Discoveries are in Your Backyard?” Be sure to visit and follow this page, which includes a variety of fascinating videos, images and other information about our province’s extraordinary wildlife.

Salmonier Nature Park is operated by the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, and functions as a centre for environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, research and environmental monitoring. The park promotes wildlife stewardship while offering visitors a close up experience with a variety of Newfoundland and Labrador wildlife. The park is expected to open to public visitation starting June 1.

For more information on National Wildlife Week activities, call the Salmonier Nature Park at 709-229-7888 or email

“National Wildlife Week presents a perfect opportunity for each of us to reflect on our relationship with this province’s wildlife resources, and to consider how they contribute to our cultural and spiritual well-being. Our wildlife and natural areas provide a playground envied by outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. I encourage everyone to take time this week to connect with nature and appreciate the wildlife and other natural treasures that exist right here in our backyards.”
Honourable Elvis Loveless
Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture

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