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Port Credit PARKS:
J.C. Saddington Park

J.C. SADDINGTON PARK CLEANUP:  Sunday, April 21 @ 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 53 LAKE STREET in Port Credit.  Sponsored by Starbucks Port Credit (across from the Lighthouse). If you meet at Starbucks (just before Noon), they are handing out garbage bags and three pronged garbage collectors. According to a resident who is participating: "I have also invited the staff of the golf course to join us so we can collect all those golf balls! I did get confirmation that one of the managers will be coming with his waders, nets and family."

Click for Starbucks community event WEBPAGE and see who's going!

Click for aerial map of J.C. Saddington Park and walk-about.

Click for Facebook PHOTO ALBUM of the park the day before the cleanup.

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ORPHAN TURKEY CHICKS SAVED:  On July 8, 2012, two wild turkey chicks sans their mom were found wandering in Saddington Park.  The Toronto Wildlife Centre would not take them and Mississauga Animal Control indicated they would euthanize the chicks.

TOPCA Exec member Jim Danahy arranged for their safe transfer to a hobby farm, but not before naming them Buford and Mavis.  Here they are in their new digs (July 27).

Click images for enlargements. 

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DOG ATTACK - SADDINGTON PARK:  This has been reported to the Police and Mississauga Animal Services who are designating Saddington Park (map) as a danger area for dog walkers.  The attack took place near the playground.  The owner of the dogs may now take them to other parks, so all parks users should be aware.

Mississauga News article (May 27, 2012): Port Credit resident's dog attacked.

Click image for full-size POSTER with a description of the attack by the two dogs, and of their owner.

Contact Animal Services (by phone or e-mail). 
TIPS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
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HATCHERY PROPOSAL FOR PUMPING STATION:  There is a local initiative for adaptive reuse of the heritage pumping station buildings at J.C. Saddington Park, under the auspices of the newly formed Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association (website).  The buildings are now being evaluated as to potential design and remediation considerations in support of a formal proposal to the City.  The necessary pumps and pipes are already in place!  Click for background and UPDATES.

Hatchery Proposal for Heritage Pumping Station

  • There is a local initiative for adaptive reuse of the heritage pumping station buildings at J.C. Saddington Park, under the auspices of the newly formed Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association (website).   
  • Mississauga News article (April 11, 2010): Baby salmon nurtured in pen.  Describes the 2010 project, which is proposed to expand to enable local hatching and imprinting of salmon fry in the pumping station facility (beginning Fall 2011) prior to release into local waters.  
  • Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa addressed this issue (Statement) in the Ontario Legislature on May 17, 2010. 
  • The Waterfront Parks Strategy: J.C. Saddington Park (15p PDF) provides discussion about the desirability of adaptively re-using these pumping buildings.  The buildings are now being evaluated as to potential design and remediation considerations in support of a formal proposal to the City.  The necessary pumps and pipes are already in place! 
  •  The TOPCA Executive received a presentation about this proposal on June 6, 2010 and will be providing ongoing support.

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Saddington Stargazers Group

  • The Stargazers' Group of Mississauga have been stargazing at Saddington Park in Port Credit and showing the skies to members of the public through their telescopes for the past few years, especially on Saturday nights.  J.C. SADDINGTON PARK (map) is one of the best stargazing spots in the entire GTA because of its low lighting and position on the lake.  NOTE: Sometimes the Group does 'sidewalk astronomy' in other locations!  Click here for website, which gives viewing times and planned dates for clear nights.