From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:
IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing
With my apologies, I learned last week that the planned pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview will likely not be completed now until October. The schedule I’d previously been given saw it completed by Labour Day. It’s been asserted to me that some required parts are on back-order, which has not been uncommon due to the pandemic. I have expressed my extreme disappointment to our City Manager both at the lack of notice and further delay in this project, and the City is exploring ways to try to accelerate completion.
Some news from the NCC on their Westboro Beach renovation. Didn’t realise that there would be a Churchill avenue underpass; that explains all the construction on the SJAM parkway! Copied from their newsletter which doesn’t have a corresponding web page…
Westboro Beach Pavilion Project Update
(Le français suit)
The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to provide an update regarding the Westboro Beach redevelopment project.
Below, you’ll find the most recent information about construction work, the new pavilions and the development of parking areas.
Westboro Beach pavilions and landscaping
Over the past year, our team has been working on furthering the design development for the new and rehabilitated pavilions at Westboro Beach. We’ve progressed from the ideas phase to a concrete plan. Also, drawing on the rich and diverse feedback provided by community members, we have developed a design that we think will please all who visit this enchanting site. Here is a short video illustrating the proposed design.
Since the weather is warming up, the insects are starting to come out. That includes the ticks living in our area. Have a look at the NCC’s Tick information post to find out how to deal with these half spiders at https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/blog/tick-safety-in-the-capital
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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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.