The Poets' Pathway in the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands
This is the seventh Jane’s Walk for The Poets’ Pathway! Together with Donna Silver, the Poets' Pathway will take you to the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands, located alongside the Airport Parkway, near that infamous (but graceful) pedestrian/bicycle bridge! Our twelfth plaque is here, as The Poets' Pathway continues its work to connect the green spaces of the city. The area is beautiful in all seasons, with its wildlife, tall grasses, swaying wildflowers, flowering vines, and curving ponds. It is an area of surprising loveliness and serenity in the noise of the city. See the boat launch, watch ducks or a heron, and find our latest beautiful plaque along the path. You will learn how, why, and when these wetlands were constructed, hear a few poems about Ottawa by our celebrated national poets, and hear of the latest plans for the area.
We invite you to tell your own stories and read a poem of your choice (by you or someone else) aloud on the walk. Things you might like to bring along: a poem to share and any stories you know of the area before or after the ponds were built. If you have any knowledge of the flora and fauna of the woods, bring that too!
We will walk to the Poets' Pathway's newest plaque, unveiled Nov. 18, 2015. The plaque is on a lovely limestone rock by a stream, and the plaque includes the poem 'October,' written by one of the few woman poets of her time, renowned musician Susie Francis Harrison.