Hart Road wetland map

Current restriction

  • Dogs prohibited at all times.

Proposed restriction

  • Dogs on-leash at all times.


  • Proposed restrictions identified by signs at each entrance, eight signs are proposed for this site.


  • Compliance will be subject to customer reports of non-compliance and investigated by a ranger.


  • Wetlands in our region have matured and established since they were initially developed.
  • Many are now home to a variety of species of plants and wildlife some of which are vulnerable or endangered. Permitting dogs off-leash allows them to interfere with habitats, disturb nesting birds, chase wildlife and crush vegetation.
  • Current restrictions don't allow access to nearby walking trails.
  • Keeping dogs on-leash will allow dog walkers to walk through sections of trails within the wetland reserve to connect to other trails and staying within the designated paths protects our wildlife and allows young plants to grow.
  • By protecting the proposed areas with dogs on-leash, dog owners can assist in preserving the long-term health of our wetland environments.