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Feb. 29, 2020 | Saturday
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'Unapproved' bird feeders along Niagara Shores Park torn down
Several bird feeders along Niagara Shores Park have been torn down. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

The unapproved bird feeders which were installed along Niagara Shores Park near Lakeshore Road had been vandalized and torn down, The Lake Report has learned.

The feeders were installed by an unknown person without the knowledge or consent of Parks Canada, which owns and maintains the park, Parks Canada official Brett Levitt said.

The feeders were not initially taken down by the organization, but after being informed about the vandalism, Levitt said a site inspection was conducted and plans were made to remove the remains of the vandalized feeders.

“Parks Canada would like to take this opportunity to inform the public that we take issues such as vandalism very seriously and will continue to explore ways to ensure safety at Niagara Shores Park,” a statement from Parks Canada said.

“We would also like to inform the public that the installation of bird feeders and other amenities at Niagara Shores Park or any other site in Niagara-on-the-Lake requires written permission from Parks Canada.”

Levitt said the bird feeders and their method of installation were not approved by Parks Canada and could have a negative impact on the health of the trees.

“The agency is committed to protecting ecological integrity of our sites while providing high-quality and meaningful experiences to visitors,” he said.

Parks Canada encourages anyone interested in conservation restoration at any of its sites to contact pc.niagaraont.pc@canada.ca or call 905 468 6614.

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