The Outer Islands Project (OIP) is a White Squall stewardship initiative to maintain and restore campsites on offshore islands in the Parry Sound region.
Donations can be made through the Georgian Bay Biosphere here ~ Donate ~ be sure to “Dedicate this Donation” to the Outer Islands Project.
The archipelago of rock and windswept islands along the Bay’s east coast is internationally significant and fragile. Shallow soils, sparse vegetation and few trees requires careful camping to reduce impacts.
We install and relocate wilderness latrines (thunder boxes) on more popular sites. Here’s Jordan (above pic) securing a new ‘thunder box’ on a remote campsite, and in true White Squall fashion – he’s looking at things from every viewpoint.
We also dismantle open fire pits as these islands can’t sustain multiple campfires in the dry summer season. The idea is to ‘save the trees and see the stars!’ OIP is a joint initiative with several community partners however, it’s not publicly funded, so we rely on you to help. Please give us a hand by donating to keep the islands in good shape. We owe it to the future…
Past Seasonal Reports
2020 Outer Islands Interim Report