Colin & PPP

Colin Stewart leads discussions
on Nov 29, 2003

“A team of professionals from various agencies and organizations including HRM, DNR, CFIA, Parks Canada, Dalhousie University, and Nova Scotia Field Naturalists, had been assembled to assess risk and develop an approach to the remediation phase. The goal of remediation is to mitigate short term risks while protecting the ability to restore the park over the longer term.” – from HRM Council Report, Jan 13, 2004

On Nov 29, 2003, several HFN members participated in a tour of Point Pleasant Park, followed by a discussion of ‘what to do now’ led by Colin Stewart at park maintenance facilities on Point Pleasant Drive.

In the final sentence of his  Tribute to Colin, Bob McDonald wrote

Even though severely weakened by his illness, Colin continued to work on what was to be his last major challenge: the remediation and restoration of hurricane Juan-devastated Point Pleasant Park.

Colin’s work set the stage for the widely applauded Comprehensive Plan for Point Pleasant Park of 2008.

One cannot overstate Colin’s contribution to the conservation movement in Nova Scotia, and within HFN.

Some photos from the tour on Nov 29, 2003
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Before and After Juan. Above, Left: Map on the Wall, Nov 29, 2003 shows pre-Hurricane Juan serial view; circled areas (circled) are those which park personnel identified as having remained intact through Hurricane Juan.
Right: Post-Hurricane Juan aerial view, from the Comprehensive Plan

View towards interior of PPP from Shore Rd

By Martello Tower


N0te Snapoff – low down, stump in foreground; – higher up, 2 trees towards left side of photo

Recently carved stump

This had been mature closed-canopy evergreen forest before Juan


Content and photos by David P, Nov 29, 2023.