LMPCG (Little Mountain Park Conservancy Group)
The purpose of the Little Mountain Park Conservancy Group (LMPCG) is to preserve and sustain the heritage and well being of the naturalized environment of Little Mountain Park for the posterity of the people of Manitoba. One of the most wonderful green spaces in the City of Winnipeg, Little Mountain Park is located in the North West within the R.M. of Rosser (Stony Mountain) but classified as a City of Winnipeg park.
For over 150 years the area has played a part in the growth of the City of Winnipeg. Originally it was the unincorporated village of Mount Royal Manitoba and was home to over 200 people. The village supplied the new city springing up on the prairies with it's first building blocks from its quarries and farms. Gone now, we are left with a wonderful park that was created in 1965 for all to enjoy, including an off leash dog area.
The encroachment of business development has led to a disappearing and destruction of a Historic area and wetland landscape that has affected water fowl nesting areas, birds of prey, at risk Leopard Frog populations, and native turtles. We at the LMPCG are here to provide a voice dedicated to protect the Environment and the Health and Welfare of the users of the Little Mountain Park. We have erected bat houses and bird feeders, and successfully ended the Ground Squirrel cull. Some of the activities planned for this year (2021) are a Bio-Inventory, the annual park clean up, and the installation of a pond aerator for the benefit of the aquatic users. We also are a member of CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society).
Little Mountain Park is also considered sacred to the indigenous people. There is a lot of ceremony practiced here and many traditional medicines grow naturally in the park. The white poplar trees are used for prayer ties. Prayer ties are used for a variety of reasons including to ask for individual help/healing regarding a life tribulation, to pray for others who are ill or struggling, and to pray for mother earth.
We are trying to keep the park users up to date and informed with every decision regarding the well being of their pets and their valuable Green space. Once gone, it is gone forever.
Parks we work in:
- Little Mountain Park
Things we do:
- dog activities
- environmental education
- native/pollinator gardens
- nature walks
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Regular volunteers
- Occasional volunteers