A fellow forester told me recently that Major Adamson had to fight like hell with his superiors about the park’s very existence.
From the Barrie Examiner June 27, 1949:
METHVEN A. “MATT” ADAMSON is superintendent of the Ontario Forestry Station at Midhurst. He is one of those responsible for the beautiful development at Springwater Park, picnic and recreational centre for thousands of Simcoe County folk and visitors from all over Canada and the United States.
Springwater Park: An everlasting tribute to the foresight, ingenuity and resourcefulness of Methven A. Adamson Superintendent Provincial Forest Station Midhurst during the period 1929 – 1956.
Across from the Vespra Boys cairn, the main maintenance building in the back.
For more details, please see:
- Canadian Forestry Corps: for each fighting soldier, 5 trees needed to be sacrificed for us to be free.