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Celebrating National Tree Day

17 local schools are receiving trees this fall as part of National Tree Day and in recognition of their participation in Earth Day activities during 2013, including school yard cleanups. The purchase of the trees was made possible through funding from the Otonabee Conservation Foundation and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit Green Team. ORCA and […]

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Beavermead Park and Campground 300 Trees Greener Thanks to TD Tree Days Volunteers

Thanks to the efforts of over 50 community volunteers, Beavermead Park and Campground have 300 new trees and shrubs thanks to TD Tree Days. The trees and shrubs were planted in a variety of locations at Beavermead Park and Campground, including along the shoreline of Little Lake. Native species of plants were used exclusively and […]

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ORCA Calls Upon Volunteers for Shoreline Cleanup – Saturday!

Otonabee Conservation is calling on community volunteers to help clean up the shoreline of Little Lake (from Beavermead Park to Lock 20) as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! In its 20th year, the Shoreline Cleanup is Canada’s largest direct‐action conservation initiative, mobilizing volunteers throughout the country to remove litter from its shorelines – […]

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Hope Mill featured on FOCUS

TVCOGECO Peterborough will be featuring Hope Mill in an Episode of FOCUS. This episode Premiers Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Visit http://www.tvcogeco.com/peterborough/schedule for complete listing of air dates. Thanks to Bob and all “The Friends of Hope Mill” for a fascinating in-depth look this “living” piece of history.   Pictured above are Catherine Hanrahan of TV […]

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PARK(ing) Day 2013

Peterborough Joins Worldwide Event to Transform Parking Spots into Public Parks ~ The Avant-Garden Shop, along with partners Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, Green-Up, and the Ecology Park will be temporarily transforming a parking space on Sherbrooke Street into a park for all to use, Friday September 20th, 2013. Peterborough’s PARK(ing) Day is part of an […]

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