Firewood can often contain insects, plants diseases. Campers who bring firewood from home may accidentally spread those diseases that threaten Ontario's parks and the health of our forests.
Firewood is one of the easiest ways for the insects to travel. Dormant insects or eggs can be moved via firewood from infested trees.
The Emerald Ash Borer, for example, an agressive introduced species thought to be brought in via firewood, has already been identified in this area. Without natural controls in Canada, the effects of these insects are often devastting to the natural enviornment.
Please help us by utilizing the firewood designated for the park.
How you can help:
Staff at the campgrounds in the SVCA Conservation Areas will be asking you if you have any firewood. We apologize for this inconvenience but it is necessary to protect our living forests in our Parks and in Ontario which you the visitor so values.
Thanks for your co-operation in helping to stop the spread of these two invasive and destructive insects.