Protecting the LU greenspace and trails.
Protecting the LU greenspace
The LU greenspace is over 200 hectares of natural area between Lakes Ramsey, Nepahwin, Laurentian, and encompassing Bennett Lake. Included in the greenspace are Laurentian Beach, the Laurentian Nordic ski trails, and many favourite hiking trails & viewpoints, including part of the 10km hike around Lake Laurentian and the Trans Canada Trail.
Laurentian University’s insolvency in 2021 put the LU greenspace at risk of being sold. However, after more than two years of community effort, on June 8, 2023, LU announced that the LU greenspace and trails will not be sold, stating: “The University will retain ownership of all other lands and will seek to strengthen partnerships with the community for the ongoing use and enjoyment of Laurentian’s natural spaces. The University seeks to ensure continued public access to the trail networks and green space.”
Join us for a #saveLUgreenspace Celebration, Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm at the LU beach. Thank you’s, sharing, gifts, hot chocolate & cupcakes, and a greenspace walk.