July news

MEDWAY MEETINGS

Date: Thursday July 25, 2013
Location: Medway Community Centre, 119 Sherwood Forest Square, London
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm – Subwatershed Study
Time: 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm – Conservation Master Plan

SUBWATERSHED STUDY

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Present the results of the water resources draft analysis (hydraulic, hydrologic and erosion) and preliminary slope stability assessment for a Medway Creek SS Update;
  • Present the risk impact of flooding from extreme storm events under climate change conditions under for municipal essential/critical infrastructure; and,
  • Present the recommended Draft Preferred Strategy including slope stability and mitigation measures to improve slope stability and reduce the risk under climate change conditions.

Doors open at 6 pm with the presentation and questions and answers to start at 6:30 pm

For questions, to get on the project mailing list, or to get information if you can’t make the meeting, contact:

Brian Huston, P.Eng.
Dillon Consulting Limited
130 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario N6A 5R2
Phone: 519.438.1288 ext.1227
Fax: 519.672.8209
Email: bhuston@dillon.ca

CONSERVATION MASTER PLAN

The City has hired Dillon Consulting Ltd. to complete an ecological inventory and evaluation of the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA). The study is focused on the lands south of Fanshawe Park Road West as part of Phase I of the Conservation Master Plan process. At the meeting, Dillon will provide an update on its work to date. The city anticipates receiving the Dillon report on the ecological inventory in late 2013. A second Community Information Meeting will be held in early 2014 to present the findings and launch the Phase II start-up. Phase II will deal with public use and management of the ESA and include the formation of a public advisory committee.

Professor Greg Thorn from the Department of Biology at Western has kindly agreed to be the Ratepayers’ representative on this committee. Other openings on the advisory committee during Phase II will be explained.

Please contact Linda McDougall, Ecologist Planner at 519-661-2500 x 6494 lmcdouga@london.ca for further details about the Conservation Master Plan.

LITTLE GEM CONTEST (from the city)

It’s time for neighbourhoods to shine with the new NeighbourGoodGuide smartphone app and London’s Favourite Little Gem contest!

This summer, the NeighbourGoodGuide, London’s very own web app for everything neighbourhoods, invites residents to ‘mark’, ‘like’ and ‘share’ their favourite little gems for a chance to win up to $5,000 for a project to celebrate their neighbourhood.

‘Little Gems’ are the neighbourhood features that make it unique and special. They can be small businesses, public art, heritage buildings, community gardens, parks, walking trails, or anything else residents value in their neighbourhood.

The NeighbourGoodGuide is London’s online source for neighbourhood news, events, and little gems. Accessible via smartphone, tablet, or PC at http://www.neighbourgoodguide.ca. The NeighbourGoodGuide is managed by local social enterprise LondonFuse. The Medway Valley Heritage Forest is one of our GEMS!

Contest Details

Date: Starts June 8, 2013, ends August 31, 2013. Winner to be announced in fall of 2013.

Prize: The neighbourhood with the Little Gem that gets the most likes will receive a Sparks! Neighbourhood Matching fund grant of up to $5,000 to celebrate or enhance their neighbourhood.

For full contest details go to neighbourgoodguide.ca/contest

Medway Seniors Series for July

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10th from 2 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Sherwood Library
WHAT: “Ask A Pharmacist”

**Please note that the theme for this event may change.**

This presentation was planned as a follow up to a previous session that was very popular. However, the original presenter is now not available and we are attempting to find a replacement.

In the event that this is not possible, a social time and board games will be offered.

This event is free with no registration required. Bring a friend!

For more information, call 519-473-9965.

To receive reminders for Medway Seniors, please write jeanknight@rogers.com and she will add you to this distribution list.**

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