Via Heather and Daniel:
Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.
First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record
Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).
Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies: See Petition
From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:
Island Park/Clearview crossing
Last year, we’d been told that construction of the pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview was proceeding, but then the work was paused apparently because of covid-related supplier issues. Indications to my staff are now that work should proceed in May. We’re all impatient for that and I appreciate your patience.
Survey on Gatineau Park parkway use
The NCC would like to invite you to take part in an online survey about Gatineau Park parkway use.
Public consultation on the NCC Forest Strategy
The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to participate in an online public consultation on its Forest Strategy.
This strategy will guide how the NCC manages forests and trees on its lands. It will align our efforts, and prepare us to meet current and future challenges. Previous rounds of public consultation on the strategy were held in June and October 2019. We are now in the final phase of developing this strategy.
Through this online consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to:
- learn about the context of the strategy, including the challenges affecting our trees and forests;
- review the strategy’s proposed vision, goals, long-term objectives and short-term actions;
- read the full draft of the strategy; and
- provide feedback on the strategy before it is finalized.
We invite you to provide your input via the comment box on the Forest Strategy webpage from February 16 to March 3, 2021.
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The SJAM Winter Trail is collecting cleaned up Christmas Trees for use as a windbreak. Yes, your #xmas2020 tree still have a lot more lovin’ to give! Your little sweet heart can spend the rest of the winter sheltering the wind and making this rest area, or what we call the #NordicVillage, a winter’s paradise. @NCC_CCN
We are accepting your recycled Christmas Trees at 2 locations:
Remic Rapids Park
- Behind the Baseball diamond net in the Champlain Park
Many thanks, these trees will be further recycled as mulch after the winter season.
Just a FYI that the NCC has some design ideas about Westboro Beach and wants public feedback, until January 18th.
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Tagged Westboro Beach
Time for an update on what volunteers from our community have been doing in the NCC Woodlands.
- NCC Woodland Trail Maintenance – Buckthorn Root Removal
- Purple Martin Birdhouse Project
- Japanese Knotweed Invasive Species Removal Project
- Pollinator Garden ready for Winter
- Tree Saplings doing well
NCC Woodland Trail Maintenance – Buckthorn root removal
Left to right – Kris Phillips, Catherine Shearer and Adrian Bradley showing some of the Buckthorn roots removed from the pathway as part of ongoing trail maintenance in making the trails safer and more accessible.
Subject: Fwd: Are any other CAs experiencing an uptake of discarded needles in public places?
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 18:36:55 -0500
From: Heather Pearl
A number of Kitchissippi Community Associations report that residents have found discarded syringes in their neighbourhoods. The reports are broadly based, with some homeowners even having found needles on their own properties. Please report immediately to the NCC or the City (and c.c. the CPCA Board for our information) if you see discarded syringes.
NCC lands discarded syringe pickup:
The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
Posted in NCC, Traffic
Tagged Parkway, SJAM
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May 14, 2020
New Pilot Project Provides Increased Space for Outdoor Well-Being
Today, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is announcing an additional pilot project to partially close both the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway to motor vehicle traffic on weekends. The purpose of the project is to provide more outdoor space for residents to exercise while practising safe physical distancing.
Posted in NCC