Comment 63406

By highwater (registered) | Posted May 11, 2011 at 18:17:07 in reply to Comment 63398

I encourage you to look at the plans on the link. Apart from an expansion of the school parking lot, no one is talking about paving the park. A multi-use pathway is still on the table but is not a foregone conclusion. The majority of proposed pathways will be some type of natural material.

No one is more concerned about the forest decline and 'extinction debt' in Cootes than the RBG, and RBG representatives have been part of this process from day one, and will have final approval of the plans, so you can rest assured that any development in the park will be designed to have as low an impact on the forest as possible.

In fact, many of the proposed changes to the park are specifically designed to stem the forest decline. The woodland buffer zones, the wetland habitats, the reduction in access points to the trails, even the increase in the number of pathways in the park, are all designed to take pressure off the woods.

Mary Louise

Comment edited by highwater on 2011-05-11 18:19:43

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