Harper Park

Harper Creek Subwatershed and Peterborough Natural Heritage Areas to be Studied by Trent University Students

This fall, our club has been very fortunate to have been contacted by two highly motivated, fourth year Trent students working on key policy issues impacting natural heritage in our community. Vanessa Potvin will be revisiting the Peterborough Natural Areas Strategy 20 years after the 10 core ecological units were first defined.  Vanessa will begin her…

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Harper Park: Urgent Message to Members

PFN Board of Directors has an URGENT message for its members. What’s Happening?   Last spring Appeals were made by three parties (No Casino Peterborough, AON Inc., Downtown Business Improvement Area) to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) requesting a review of Peterborough City Council’s decision to rezone land that would ultimately allow a casino/hotel/restaurant complex to…

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Harper Park: Ideas needed to help protect the North Tributary of Harper Creek in the face of planned road reconstruction

Some of the most pristine habitat in the Harper Wetland occurs outside of the boundaries of Harper Park.  Point in fact, the North Tributary of Harper Creek originates in private lands where the groundwater source that feeds the tributary is located.  The North Tributary is a cold-water trout creek that once meandered naturally through uplands north…

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