A former gravel pit south of Peterborough is now being managed for conservation.
In 1977, Peterborough-based Otonabee Conservation originally acquired the property near Crowley Line and Rosa Landing Road within Otonabee-South Monaghan Township. The goals of the acquisition were to help conserve a section of wetland shore along the Otonabee River and to develop a conservation area after the aggregate was depleted.
The property is about 14 kilometres south of Peterborough.
The conservation authority says aggregate extraction has been inactive in the licensed pit since the late 1990s. Recently, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry surrendered the gravel pit licence for the property.