9 May Public Meeting About DUC Acquisition

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA MEDIA ADVISORY

Building a Natural Retreat Together
Public invited to provide input on future of Carp Hills property

Have your say about one of the largest, environmentally significant areas remaining in the National Capital Region—the Carp Hills property.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is hosting a public forum to share ideas related to the newly acquired, 178-hectare (440-acre) conservation land in the southern Carp Hills region. This property represents the largest natural area acquisition with the City of Ottawa since its amalgamation.

Local residents, and all those interested, are invited to Carp Memorial Hall, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about DUC’s conservation mandate, ask questions and share their comments about the future of the Carp Hills property.

About the Carp Hills property: The Carp Hills property is a mixture of provincially significant wetlands, forest cover and grasslands set amidst unique Canadian Shield rock formations. The property is adjacent to existing conservation areas, creating an essential natural corridor that supports and connects wildlife habitat. Carp Hills is renowned for its high biodiversity of plants and animals, including species at risk like the Blanding’s turtle, a species listed as endangered under the Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Finding the right balance to conserve landscapes for wildlife while continuing to provide people with recreational opportunities is an important goal of this project, and this event.

Join us so we can get to know each other and work together to benefit people and wildlife in our community.

What:                                        Public forum on the Carp Hills Property
Residents and others are invited to meet their new partner in conservation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and provide input on the future of the 440-acre property.

When:                                       Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where:                                                       Carp Memorial Hall, 3739 Carp Road, Carp, ON