NOTEBOOK: City moves a step closer to protecting part of Shea Woods

By StittsvilleCentral, October 17, 2017

The City of Ottawa hosted a media event today to announce a $1.5-million agreement to conserve part of the Shea Woods, a cedar forest located southeast of Holy Spirit Church and a popular spot for dog walkers.

The forest is currently owned by CRT Developments, who are planning a housing development in the area. A City of Ottawa press release (included below) outlines how the City intends to protected the forested area.

The total area of greenspace to be protected is about 5 hectares, which appears to be less than the 7-hectares that was previously identified by city staff as worthy of protection. The final boundaries of the protected area is still “to be determined”. (Dog walkers may wish to note that the back part of the woods including the “treat tree” will likely not be part of the protected area.)

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