Trent Lakes Council has supported our proposal to develop a concept plan for a Nogies Creek Waterway Park, northeast of Bobcaygeon. A presentation by our CAO, Rob Messervey, with Dean and Principal of Fleming College Frost Campus Linda Skilton, was provided to Council on January 20.
The park would be located along Nogies Creek, which stretches from the north end of Pigeon Lake, up to Bass Lake (northeast of Bobcaygeon).
The park concept may include:
- A canoe route
- Fish sanctuary and fisheries research area
- Scientific study
- Self-guided nature trails
- Interpretive profiling of unique watershed geology, physiography (land between), fishery, natural features (wetlands), forestry, wildlife, and cultural heritage; and
- A recreational linkage with North Pigeon Lake/Boyd Island.
As part of creating the park, Fleming College is considering conveyance of a property to Kawartha Conservation, which is along Nogies Creek and surrounded by Crown Land. Undeveloped road allowances owned by the municipality would be utilized to support a pedestrian trail to provide student access to the property.
The next steps involve establishing a working group with partners, and then further developing and finalizing the concept plan before seeking plan approval from Council.