Monthly Archives: June 2015

Come Celebrate Guelph’s Rivers at the 2 Rivers Festival


Please join us on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the corner of Ptarmigan Drive and Niska Road for our Speed River Heritage Hike as part of the 2 Rivers Festival in Guelph. Bring your mug for lemonade and cookies at the end of the walk!

Event Information:
When: Wednesday, June 9, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015.

The 2 Rivers Festival offers many great events that celebrate life along the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, including two hikes on both sides of the Speed River in our area.

History of the Speed River Valley Lands and Niska Road

Want to Know More About the History of the Speed River Valley Lands and Niska Road?

We have a compiled a history of the Hanlon Creek Watershed and our Niska Road Speed River Cultural Heritage Landscape. For more information, please also see our updated brochure here.

The Former GRCA Kortright Waterfowl Park lands have a rich and interesting history. Dr. Hugh Whiteley presented a slide show to the Board of the Grand River Conservation Authority on May 22, 2015 that outlined the relationship of the GRCA lands as an integral part of the Hanlon Creek Conservation Area.

Dorothy Griggs and Laura Murr, members of our group, presented a brief history of the former Kortight Waterfowl Park and our area and why we value and want to preserve this beautiful area of Guelph for future generations.

We have posted their May 22, 2015 PowerPoint Presentations:

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Dr. Dorothy Griggs - Board Presentation - GRCA - May 22, 2015
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Laura Murr - Board Presentation - GRCA - May 22, 2015
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One of the most important cultural heritage landscapes in Guelph is the Niska Road viewscape over the historic Speed River Valley.

Please complete the Petition to Mayor Guthrie and Guelph City Council to designate and protect the Speed River Valleylands cultural heritage landscape, and the Petition to Restart the Niska Road Class Environmental Assessment in order to expand the study area to Wellington 124 and redefine issues and scope of the EA.

Cultural Heritage Designation - Petition - 2015
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Restart EA - Petition - 2015
Restart-EA-Petition-April 2015.pdf
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