Lease Extension Benefits Wildlife Park

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

April 18, 2006 11:35 AM

Nature lovers who enjoy visiting the Two Rivers Wildlife Park near Marion Bridge on Cape Breton Island can look forward to a new season.

The province, which owns the Crown land and park buildings has extended the lease to March 31, 2007. It is also providing interim financing of $25,000 to support the Two Rivers Development Association, which runs the park.

"I'm very happy that we could help," said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Natural Resources. "This park offers many wonderful opportunities for residents and visitors. They pack a lot of adventure within 200 hectares (500 acres), whether it be hiking, swimming, u-fish ponds or the petting zoo."

Mr. Taylor added the province would need to study the details of a thorough business plan before committing to negotiate any financial support past 2007.

The Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located at the junction of the Mira and Salmon rivers, has more than 50 species of animals and birds. It's open year-round, except on Christmas Day.


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     Nature lovers can look forward to a new season at the Two

Rivers Wildlife Park near Marion Bridge on Cape Breton Island.

     Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor says the province

is giving the park a lease extension and 25-thousand dollars.

     The park, which sits on Crown land, is run by a community

development association.

     It features more than 50 species of animals and birds,

and is open year-round -- except on Christmas Day.


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Media Contacts: Richard Perry
                Department of Natural Resources
                902-424-2354
                E-mailperryrg@gov.ns.ca

                Marilyn Zisserson
                Two Rivers Development Association
                Cell: 902-577-1810