Category Archives: Pickering Greenspace

Launch of Park’s Canada 2018 Season at ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

INV – Rouge NUP Season Opening Echo Annt

New Rouge National Park Addition!

The Ontario government belatedly announced the transfer of some of the previously committed to provincial lands on Saturday, October 21 in a brief ceremony! This new announcement transferred 6.5 square KM to the new Parks Canada urban national park.

MPP Ted Arnott was critical that the government had not yet transferred the remaining 15 square KM as per the previous agreement between the Federal and Provincial governments, the provincial Liberal government stating that this transfer will be announced at a later date.

Slowly but surely Rouge National Urban Park project marches toward completion, but it looks like there is still a way to go before a full appreciation of what this unique Canadian National Park can be.

Larry Noonan Takes Senator Oh on a Tour…

…of the southern part of what will become Rouge National Urban Park.

The Senator has spoken aggressively on behalf of and has championed the’Park’ cause in Ottawa…

ALTONA FOREST STEWARDSHIP

Great work by this longstanding, hardworking committee…click below

http://durhamregion.com/news-story/7170990-altona-forest-stewardship-committee-to-embark-on-10-000-pickering-project/

Altona Forest Steering Comittee

Check out this wonderful forest in Pickering. They have regular organized hikes, and other conservation activities.

http://www.altonaforest.org

Larry Noonan, Steering Committee Chair- larrynoonan@rogers.com

 

RETIRED PARKS CANADA CEO SLAMS ONTARIO LIBERALS

READ THIS!

http://www.peterkent.ca/news/former-parks-canada-ceo-alan-latourelle-considers-rouge-national-urban-park-legislation-sound-and-the-behavior-of-the-ontario-liberal-unacceptable

(Check -view all updates -on the above site)

Noonan’s Fall Hike- Wherever you look there is amazing colour!

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Governments finally announce land transfer…

…to the new Rouge National Urban Park by Province of Ontario to honour earlier agreement at last! Whoopie!

http://goo.gl/GOIaZu

JOIN IN THE HIKES AT ‘THE ROUGE”

Check the first half of the March 2016 park hike schedules and plan to join in:

-Sat, Mar 5; Sun,Mar 6; Wed, Mar 9: Sat, Mar 12; Sun,Mar 13;, Mon, Mar 14; Tuesday, Mar 15

for info:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/np-pn/cnpn-cnnp/rouge/default.aspx

FEBRUARY ICE JAMS – Rouge National Urban Park

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