Welcome to the Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park
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. Find out more about the goals of the Friends of Nancy Island!
Local Student Attends Ontario Nature Conference
The Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park annually sponsor a local student to attend the Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership at YMCA Geneva Park held in Orillia each September. This year the Friends’ sponsored Monica Foley, a local grade 10 student. Below is a portion of Monica’s summary of her positive experience.
“For me, and many others it felt much longer than three days as I felt like I had known everyone there for so long and the friendships I made were amazing! With 101 youth from as far as north as Thunder Bay, as far south as Leamington and everywhere in between, this experience, knowledge and above all friendships made an unforgettable weekend. Thank you very much to Ontario Nature as well as the Friends of Nancy Island for making this opportunity possible for me, the impact it made will stay with me forever!”
Fall Flooding at Nancy Island
2019 has been a record high year for water levels on Georgian Bay and this has had a direct impact on both the shoreline where Piping Plovers nest and on Nancy Island. During recent fall high wind events the entire island flooded and has caused concern and additional work related to the conservation of the remains of the HMS Nancy. Park staff and Friends have worked very hard to ensure that both Wasaga’s natural resources and our cultural heritage features are protected. Continued high waters in 2020 may impact our plans for special events at Nancy Island. Stay tuned!