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Lions Centre Park

2,700 old growth trees are currently threatened due to clean up of industrial waste that has been underground for 80 years. The trees are, however, an important part of the downtown tree canopy threatened more broadly through PHAI clean up. Neighbours have not been consulted by the municipality who are recommending removal of all trees - despite two alternative options provided by PHAI which were not shared by Council.

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Penryn Woods

Penryn Woods is at risk of being clear cut by AON Mason homes. Our community has been making its desire to preserve this woodland loud and clear due to it's significance as an important part of our natural heritage and local eco-system. Learn more about how we are mobilizing to protect Penryn Woodland, including representing the community in upcoming legal proceedings.

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Sustainable Planning

In 2020, renowned Urban Planner Ken Greenberg issued a warning to our community. Without a sustainable planning strategy, we run the risk of losing the very nature of our town. Learn more about how our community is working to promote a vision for sustainable planning that celebrates and preserves the cultural and environmental heritage of Port Hope.

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PHAI and our Tree Canopy

The PHAI is currently seeking approval to update the criteria for arsenic levels to align with science and accepted standards. If successful, this would preserve approximately 50,000 trees currently slated to be clear cut as part of the clean up efforts. We are actively mobilizing to support this application in order to protect our urban tree canopy.

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Check out this short video in which the Save Our Trees Chair shares our experience and lessons learned so far in advocating for our trees and for a sustainable and climate resilient Port Hope: