Today’s a day of new beginnings. As you can see I’ve simplified and relaunched Check In Niagara, removing many of the superfluous features and navigation options from the old design to leave me with something much cleaner and (hopefully) more focused on content. Video updates start up again next week with a spotlight on the Niagara Glen.
Speaking of the Glen, today was the seasonal clean up thrown by the Friends Of Niagara Glen group. We picked up garbage and removed firepits along the trails, only to be caught in a spectacular thunderstorm somewhere around Pebbly Beach, which made for a slippery climb back up to the Wintergreen Flats. The Flats themselves look wonderful with the removal of the totem part and its imposing fence.
Before the clean up we were treated to a ribbon cutting ceremony in which Niagara Parks Commission chair Fay Booker, MPP Kim Craitor and others launched the new Glen visitors centre, which is much more focused on the conservation efforts than in the past (which is to say, it’s more about education then hosting a gift shop with a spectacular view). The Parks is planning to provide guided hikes of the Glen twice a day though the summer as part of this new initiative as well, which is great news. A day of renewal for everyone.