Get involved in conservation in Ontario

Participate in these citizen science activities or volunteering opportunities on your next trip in Ontario. As a visitor, you can help protect the nature of these precious places.

Volunteer with the turtle trackers

Two children and a Parks Canada employee hold a baby turtle in their hands.

Staff, scientists, partners and volunteers have installed eco-passages, protected and restored habitat, and even released turtle hatchlings to help increase turtle populations. Join the team effort and get firsthand experience monitoring turtle nests and collecting data.

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Team up and clean up the shore

A group of volunteers picking up litter on a beach.

Make a difference in shoreline clean up! Pick up a cleanup kit and collect plastic waste and litter. Recording what you find will help Parks Canada identify and control sources of litter.

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Point Pelee National Park

Record your herptile observations

A turtle on the grass with a protective turtle nest box in the background.

Learn how to safely move turtles off the road as well as how to build and install a turtle nest box. Report your herptile sightings to the Herps of Ontario project section on the iNaturalist app and help raise awareness of these species at risk.

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Every act counts

Participants gather at the campground beach shelter to hear a talk about Parks Canada's species at risk restoration projects.

Learn how to act in nature and how to respect wildlife to keep these special places thriving for generations to come.

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