Volunteer Opportunities

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The Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park rely heavily on the support of community volunteers to further public awareness, support research projects, and facilitate special events that help to promote and protect Wasaga Beach Provincial Park's natural and historical resources for future generations.  The following is a list of volunteer opportunities currently available:

Piping Plover Guardian Program

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is looking for community members to volunteer as a Piping Plover Guardian. This is a unique opportunity to help monitor and protect one of North America’s most endangered bird species.  Volunteers are provided with on-site training, and spend their time on the beach monitoring nest habitat, breeding pairs and hatchlings, as well as educating the public about these rare birds and the efforts underway to protect them.  For more information please contact the Piping Plover Volunteer Coordinator at (705) 429-2516 or speciesatrisk@wasagabeachpark.com 

Wasaga Under Siege Volunteers

Wasaga Under Siege is a large scale event that relies on volunteers to assist with admission sales, golf cart and van shuttles, parking management, and refreshment booth sales.  To help out with this exciting event, please contact park staff at (705) 429-2516 or nancyisland@wasagabeachpark.com


Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park rely heavily on the support of volunteers to further public awareness, support research projects, and facilitate special events that help to promote and protect Wasaga Beach Provincial Park's natural and historical resources for future generations. 

Here are some of the opportunities available:

Stewardship

  • Planting Marram Grass for sand dune stabilization
  • Removal of Invasive Species such as Phragmites (Common Reed)
  • Maintaining native gardens at Nancy Island and Schooner Town Heritage Sites
  • Garbage removal in Piping Plover habitat areas

Monitoring and Education

  • Become a Piping Plover Guardian
  • Reporting sightings of Threatened Species such as Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes

Special Events

  • Assist with Wasaga Under Siege (collection of fees, refreshments, parking, shuttles etc.)
  • Assist with fundraising BBQs

Public Relations

  • Provide support for promotion of events and activities
  • Provide expertise and assistance with Website, Twitter and other promotional initiatives


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Mission Statement

The Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site.

Friends of Nancy Island Blog

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