Hurricane Juan 10th anniversary marked with a tour of Point Pleasant Park

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About 75 per cent of the trees in the 186-acre Point Pleasant Park were lost to Hurricane Juan winds. (Paul Darrow/Halifax Daily News)

This month marks the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Juan hit Halifax as a Category 2 hurricane. To mark the event, the Halifax Field Naturalists will host Point Pleasant Park 10 Years Post Juan, to look at the park's recovery since Sept. 29, 2003.

Join them on Tuesday, Sept. 16 for a walking tour guided by HRM public lands manager Peter Bigelow, who led the park's cleanup and restoration.

During the walk, Bigelow will reflect upon the park's pre-Juan conditions and other associated issues, and how Juan not only changed the park itself, but how it changed the approach to park management.

Participants will see how nature is healing the area, and learn about some of the interventions that park caretakers have undertaken. The cultural assets within the park will also be discussed.

Registration is required as the maximum number of participants is 30.

To register, contact Grace Beazley at 429-6626 or email

Participants are to meet at 6 p.m at the parking lot at the south end of Tower Road. The walking tour is described as easy to moderate and will last one-and-a-half to two hours.

The rain date for the tour will be Wednesday, Sept. 18.  


Organizations: Halifax Field Naturalists

Geographic location: Point Pleasant Park, Tower Road

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