Parks Over Profits: Defend Manitoba Parks


Parks Over Profits: Defend Manitoba Parks

December 11 2021

Manitobans sought refuge from the stress of a pandemic this summer by connecting to nature in our many spectacular parks. Campsites were full. Hiking trails were crowded. As the season came to an end, the government issued a request for proposal examining ways to potentially decommission and sell off provincial parks while also seeking greater “financial sustainability” for the parks that remain.

In this webinar, CPAWS Manitoba Executive Director Ron Thiessen talks about the implications of the controversial government proposal and what you can do to remind the province that parks are for people — not for profit.

The event also features Chris Smith, Parks Coordinator with CPAWS Northern Alberta, who gives an update on devastating cuts to park services in Alberta, which is currently in the process of shedding 175 parks.

Together, we can take action to protect our parks, ensuring we #KeepManitobaWild.

Learn more about our Defend Manitoba Parks campaign here.

Watch the webinar recording.

Connecting for Conservation Speaker Series

This year, people have been spending more time than ever outdoors and establishing meaningful connections with nature. This connection to nature fuels a desire to protect and improve our natural spaces.

It hasn’t been easy for us to gather this year to learn from one another and rally for change, so CPAWS Manitoba is launching a monthly webinar series to help us connect for conservation online.

Join us to connect with others in your community, learn about important environmental topics, share stories, and find out how you can make a difference for nature in Manitoba.

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 23 parks and protected areas thanks to people like you.

With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.