Two new provincial parks have been designated in Manitoba, along with six new ecological reserves.
The two parks are located in the Interlake on the shores of Lake Winnipeg and will be called Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park and Kinwow Bay Provincial Park.
Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff says the new designations will protect many endangered or unique species of wildlife and plants, as well as other important habitat for wildlife.
“Protected areas are a reliable and economical way to protect wildlife populations and safeguard pristine areas that are valued by all Manitobans,” Nevakshonoff said.
The province is also expanding the Lewis Bog Ecological Reserve to protect the environment and maintain Manitoba’s parks and water bodies.