This is an update on the goings on at the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park and the Parker area.
The area consist of a Heritage Forest, two other forest and wetlands that contain one of Winnipeg's most pristine ecological sites and one of the best off leash dog parks in the Winnipeg.
The proposed BRT route, the sale of much of the forests to a developer and the associated land drainage are threatening the survival of the forests. I continue to work on preserving and incorporating the green space into the other projects planned for the area.
To keep you informed and get your support to save the forest, I have listed out some answers to questions asks and provided contact information of groups to which you can get involved with.
1. The Brenda Leipsic Dog Park is to be relocated across Hurst Way when construction of the BRT begins.
2. The dog park does not officially include the forest, however many people use the forest to walk their dogs and enjoy having a place to get back in touch with nature.
3. The Aspen Forest is rated as a high grade heritage forest that must be saved.
4. The Parker Lands, including the Forest, are not owned by the City of Winnipeg however no development shall occur until residents are consulted through a planning process.
5. I have been working with the City of Winnipeg, local community groups and the developer to save the forest.
6. There are three advocacy groups (listed below) that you can contact to help save the forest. Add your voice to these groups and let’s work together to save this precious green space.OURS-Winnipeg (Outdoor Urban Recreational Spaces) @ www.ours-winnipeg.com/ Parker Wetlands Conservation Committee @ www.parkerwetlands.doodlekit.com/ Brenda Leipsic Off-Leash Dog Park Users @ www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-Leipsic-Off-Leash-Dog-Park-Users/1492058167689747?rf=293978697283942