Proposed addition to Menzel Centennial Provincial Park Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made on June 6, 2011 to proceed with the proposal as described.
The proposed park addition was regulated as part of Menzel Centennial Provincial Park (nature reserve class) through an amendment to O. Reg. 316/07 (Designation and Classification of Provincial Parks) by O. Reg. 95/12. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on May 18, 2012 and was published in the Ontario Gazette on June 2, 2012.
April 19, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario's provincial parks are established by regulation under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Parks protect significant natural, cultural and recreational environments, while providing opportunities for visitors to participate in recreational activities.
Menzel Centennial Provincial Park is a 627 ha nature reserve class park acquired in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 1993-94 in celebration of Ontario Provincial Parks Centennial.
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is proposing to regulate four parcels of acquired land that will increase the park size by 316 ha. These parcels were acquired from private owners from 1996 to 2008 in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, to further protect the provincially significant Westplain Mud Lake Fen wetland.
Amending the boundary of Menzel Centennial Provincial Park requires amending Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006.
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May 18, 2012