AGM and Neighborhood News

Garage Sale next Saturday, May 12, 8:00 am to Noon

BBQ and AGM, Thursday, May 24, starting at 6 PM at Orchard Park Public School
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Lots of Neighbourhood News…

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

The final report and background material for the Medway ESA Conservation Master Plan Review can be found at http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/Conservation-Plans.aspx

There is a proposal for two new, likely large, bridges across the Medway including one adjacent to the “beach” in our area. (On the maps in the report, they are called “trail linkages”). This is a significant change to this Environmentally Significant Area and to our neighbourhood.

There has been an off and on effort from the City to bridge the Creek for the last 20 years. Each time our community has been outspoken with our concerns about the negative impacts on the natural environment increased use will cause. As you will note in the report and on the maps, there are large areas of habitat and examples of species at risk that are already stressed.
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January 2018 News

Happy New Year. Here’s hoping you have a happy and healthy 2018.

Snow Angel Reminder

http://snowangelslondon.ca/

FIND A SNOW ANGEL: Are you a senior or person in need? Once you’ve joined Snow Angels London you can ask for help from a snow angel. It only takes a few minutes to give waiting shovels an idea where you live and a brief description of any important details. Submit your request, search for snow angels in your area and/or have them contact you to make the arrangements. Try it today!

BECOME A SNOW ANGEL: Ready to make London a little nicer and help out a neighbour in need? Sign up as a Snow Angel and you will be connected with neighbours requiring assistance as well as other Snow Angels nearby. When you are willing to shovel, simply sign in and search for people near you in need of support.

January 19th PD Day at the Museum of Ontario Archeology

Experience hands on learning at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology with uniquely themed PA day camps for kids. Each camp has a different theme and different activities. Space is Limited. Ages 5-9, call 473-1360 to register.

Brescia Cultural Festival

The Brescia Cultural Festival is on Thursday, January 25 from 12:30-3:30pm in Brescia’s Auditorium in the Mother St. James Building. It’s an opportunity for the Brescia community to showcase various aspects of their heritages. This is done as table displays, various performances and activities and food. Several of the local ethnocultural restaurants generously donate food for sampling.

Starting this year Brescia will be showcasing a community group as a way of continuing our outreach and will be collaborating with the Chinese Canadian National Council.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Nature in the City

Nature in the City 2018 , a free six-part series of illustrated talks about nature in and around the City of London, begins on Tuesday, January 16.

  • Dates: Six Tuesday evenings from January 16 to February 20
  • Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: London Central Library’s Wolf Performance Hall at 251 Dundas St.
  • Cost: Free! Plus up to two hours free validated parking at Citi Plaza during library hours.

The series begins on Tuesday, January 16 with: When the Salt of the Earth Meets Wildlife Rehab

Since its founding in 2004, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre has been nursing injured wildlife back to health in the London area. Founder Brian Salt will describe the journey he has been on, the work that he leads with staff and a volunteer team, and the recent expansion of Salthaven. Come and learn about a day in the life of this rehabilitation facility.

Families are welcome! For more information on the series, click here.

Nature in the City is co-sponsored by Nature London and the London Public Library.

Updates on School Site and Medway ESA

Best wishes for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2018.

Sherwood Forest School Site

The Tender for the Sherwood Forest School Site was officially released this month. The question closing period ended on December 14th and the tender closes on December 21st. We are hopeful that we get a good outcome. For more info see the City’s website.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

A reminder that the public participation meeting at City Hall will likely be on February 8th. Letters can be sent to pec@london.ca by January 15th with a note that you want it included on the agenda when the Master Plan for this ESA is before the Planning and Environment Committee. Also copy Councillor Squire (psquire@london.ca) Letters should be addressed to Chair and Members. Even better than a letter is to appear at the meeting and let the Committee members know how you feel about the ESA.

The current version of the Master Plan can be found at: http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf