Friends of Rondeau Park

Site: Morpeth - Rondeau Park Rd

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-674-1777 
Visitor Centre 519-674-1768
Crisis Phone 519-674-1750
Fax 519-674-1755
E-Mail info@rondeauprovincialpark.ca
Website www.rondeauprovincialpark.ca
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Brady Watterworth, President, Friends of Rondeau Park; Phone: 519-674-1777; Fax: 519-674-1755; Email: info@rondeauprovincialpark.ca
Alternate Contact Emily Slavik, Secretary; Fax: 519-674-1755; Email: emslavik@gmail.com
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Friends of Rondeau is a non-political, registered charitable organization which was created to encourage and support preservation, education, research, historical and interpretive programs in Rondeau Provincial Park.  
 
 
The Friends is run by a volunteer board of directors who all have a particular interest in and dedication to the park. The Friends are always looking for new membership in both the organization as a whole, and in the board of directors. 
 
Activities 
The Friends are involved in several activities to increase public awareness and participation in park programs as well as to expand and broaden the park’s message through increased availability of interpretive materials and scientific research. 
These activities are accomplished by: 
• Development and printing of park orientated publications. 
• Sale of park oriented publications and related gift or souvenir items through the Friends Bookstore located in the Park’s Visitor Centre. 
• Funding of projects and special events to promote the Park and its resources and facilities. 
• Acquiring funds through donations, memberships, bookstore sales and fund raising events. 
Achievements 
The Friends sponsor and operate major events annually; the Wings of Spring in March which highlights the spring migration of Tundra Swans and other waterfowl, Festival of Flight in May which provides guided walks and other activities for the large number of birdwatchers that flock to rondeau for the spring migration and the Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival which celebrates the journey of the monarch butterfly. 
The Friends have provided a great deal of equipment to the park for the Natural Heritage Education Program including canoes and paddles, an all terrain wheelchair, computers, bird feed, birding and nature guides in English and French, nursery stock greenhouse supplies and mist nets for bird banding.  
In addition, funds were provided for a nature garden and pond at the Visitor Centre. This area is located behind glass so birds and other wildlife can be viewed without being disturbed.  
 
A large viewiig tower was built overlooking Rondeau Bay on the Marsh Trail.  
 
In 2012 the Friends of Rondeau completed a boardwalk through the dunes across from the Visitor Centre. Trailhead signs for all of the trails in Rondeau and bring guest programs and speakers to the park. 
 
 
 
Memberships 
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Friends of Rondeau please contact us at: 
Friends of Rondeau 
Rondeau Provincial Park 
18050 Rondeau Park Rd 
R.R. #1, Morpeth, Ontario 
N0P 1X0 
 
OR online at www.http://rondeauprovincialpark.ca/the-friends/  
 
Email info@rondeauprovincialpark.ca 
Volunteers 
The Friends existence is dependent upon the participation and teamwork of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers contribute unique talents and skills to assist the Friends in achieving its objectives through various activities. 
Your contribution of time, energy and commitment is greatly valued and much appreciated. 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact us by phone – 519-674-1777, by fax 519-674-1755, e-mail - infor@rondeauprovincialpark.ca or in person at the Visitors Centre. 
The Friends raise funds through their book store, donations, birders breakfast & lunch, barbeques and their annual raffle.
Hours Spring, Fall - 10-4 weekends only 
Summer 10 - 5 daily until Labour Day 
Closed November until March 
Call 519-674-1768 for specifics.
Meetings Quarterly board meetings.  
AGM in August 
Call for information or visit the Website
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Volunteer for a single event, or on an ongoing basis.
Application The Friends are always looking for new membership in both the organization as a whole, and in the board of directors. 
 
For more information, or to become a volunteer, please contact us by phone 519-674-1777, by fax 519-674-1755, 
e-mail - infor@rondeauprovicnialpark.ca or in person at the Visitors Centre.
Languages English
Fees Membership ; None ; Membership fee $15.00 for singles, and $20.00 for families. Tax receipts for donations
Agency Information
Established 1985
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees - Membership ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees - Membership Applications for grants, and bookstore sales.
Elections Every second August.
Site Information
Located In Community Morpeth
Address & Map
Rondeau Provincial Park
18050 Rondeau Park Rd, RR 1
Morpeth, ON N0P 1X0
 
View MapQuest Map
Intersection Kent Bridge Rd/Wildwood Line
Mailing Address c/o Friends of Rondeau 
18050 Rondeau Park Rd, RR 1 
Morpeth, ON N0P 1X0
Physical Access Not Applicable

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