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Riding Mountain National Park Monitoring Watercraft for Invasive Species

Riding Mountain National Park Monitoring Watercraft for Invasive Species

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A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

The annual zebra mussel prevention program is now up and running for the season in Riding Mountain National Park.

Parks Canada staff will be on the lookout for any invasive species attached to motorboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables entering RMNP waters.

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Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

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The shores of Clear Lake on the main beach in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
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Sharing scenes like this, from the marina in Clear Lake, has never been easier with TELUS. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There’s something special about Riding Mountain National Park in the fall. Everything from the fallen leaves and light chill in the air, to the peacefulness of the Wasagaming townsite as businesses and cottages close up for the season.

A trip down Highway 10 to Clear Lake is often met with bouts of spotty cell phone reception in anticipation of sharing such lake-side moments with friends and family.

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Ottawa Investing $5.9M in Upgrades to Riding Mountain National Park

Ottawa Investing $5.9M in Upgrades to Riding Mountain National Park

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The Riding Mountain National Park visitor centre in Wasagaming, Manitoba will be overhauled. (DISCOVERCLEARLAKE.COM)

The federal government is spending $5.9 million on upgrades throughout Riding Mountain National Park, including an overhaul of the visitor centre.

The visitor centre in the heart of Wasagaming, Manitoba will be completely renewed with new exhibits, improvements to the layout of the visitor reception area, and will have its park gift shop moved into the main lobby area. The multi-purpose theatre will see new technologies installed to accommodate live performances, interpretive programs and small group bookings.

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Mandatory Boat Inspections Continuing in Riding Mountain National Park

Mandatory Boat Inspections Continuing in Riding Mountain National Park

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A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

Free watercraft inspections are continuing this season at Riding Mountain National Park as Parks Canada works to keep aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels, out of park waters.

RMNP is reminding visitors that all motorized and non-motorized watercraft entering park waters are required to undergo an inspection.

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Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

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A topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park was toppled over and broken overnight Wednesday into Thursday. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)
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The topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park during happier times. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)

Vandals are said to be responsible for the destruction of a topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park.

The moose sat in front of the visitor centre in the Clear Lake townsite before it was recently moved to an intersection a couple blocks north.

The park shared the news on its Facebook page, saying the vandalism occurred sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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New Amenities Coming to Riding Mountain National Park

New Amenities Coming to Riding Mountain National Park

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The Wasagaming townsite in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park this summer are in store for vast improvements.

Parks Canada is introducing new visitor experiences, expanded Indigenous interpretive programming and fat bike rentals.

“We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors for what promises to be an exciting year ahead,” said Richard Dupuis, visitor experience manager with RMNP.

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Tree Removal Underway in Clear Lake to Reduce Fire Risk

Tree Removal Underway in Clear Lake to Reduce Fire Risk

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The Wasagaming townsite in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Crews in Riding Mountain National Park are removing trees planted on native grassland to prevent the risk of forest fires.

Work in the Clear Lake area began Friday and is part of a long-term project to protect homes, cottages, and businesses from wildfire since 1990.

“The white spruce plantations were originally planted on native grasslands between 1940 and 1960. As these trees were planted very close together, they are considered to be highly flammable, increasing the threat to property and danger for firefighting crews in the event of a wildfire,” Parks Canada said in a release.

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