The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter is working to defend Harper Park. They were at the Peterborough Farmers Market yesterday to promote awareness of the park.
Peterborough Field Naturalists note, "Harper Park and its adjacent major open space lands contain a diversity of habitat types and are therefore the most ecologically significant lands within Peterborough, with high biodiversity and a high percentage of native plant species (78 per cent). Harper Park’s size (60 hectares) provides habitat for area-sensitive birds and mammals not normally found within city limits such as Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Snowshoe Hare and Woodland Jumping Mouse."
Chapter activist Roy Brady describes the park as an "incredible watershed ecosystem".