Title: Suburban Connections: How rooftops and roadways impact local streams
Location: Meet at Fleming College, Brealy Campus, parking lot near tennis courts
When: Saturday, May 5th 10 a.m. - noon
The trails through Stenson Park all lead to the stormwater management pond that has become a haven for wild plants and animals capable of living in close proximity to suburban neighbours. The Stenson Park pond is a central feature of our community, putting people in touch with the natural environment and each other. But the pond is also an engineered structure, connecting the runoff from rooftops and roadways to our local stream, Harper Creek. Join our walk to discover and explore a suburban creek, and discuss the challenges that the built environment presents to streams and wetlands, and how we can make a difference!
What is Jane's Walk?
Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. Learn more and find other walks in your area at: http://www.janeswalk.net/
This Jane's Walk is being delivered in partnership with the Peterborough Field Naturalists, a registered charity working local to know, appreciate, and conserve nature in all its forms. Learn more about the PFN at their website: http://peterboroughnature.org/.