Springwater Park – Camp Nibi started on the day the Ministry of Natural Resources abandoned Springwater Park after 90 years

The first night: April 1st, 2013

First night

Main pavilion.

First night 2

One of the cabins.

Nibi pavilion

Trying to explain through signs. That water flows into the Minesing Wetlands: an internationally important wetlands.

Nibi spring

nibi = “fresh water”.

Follow that spring uphill like Hon. E.C. Drury and Edmund Zavitz did in 1905 when they chose this site to found the Midhurst Tree Nursery. The MNR abandoned that land (the tree nursery) in 1993, after 71 years of service and millions of trees being grown. No more retirement parties (see my first post).

Signs taken down

The MNR really didn’t like this one. (Note the broken change machine, since removed.)

Flags gone

Non-operational. Abandoned.

The MNR lowered the Canadian and Ontario flags after 90 years.

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3 Responses to Springwater Park – Camp Nibi started on the day the Ministry of Natural Resources abandoned Springwater Park after 90 years

  1. Ann says:

    Taking away the Canadian and Ontario flag to me is a disgrace and also an indication that the park land is not government land anymore!

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  2. Barb Hedderly says:

    It certainly looks like they are abandoning the land. What can we do now? Any suggestions?

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