Sherwood Forest School Site
City Council has approved the conditional sale of the part of the former school site slated for housing to to Forest Park Homes Hampton Group. Part of the proceeds from this sale, in the amount of $250,000.00 will be allocated to the budget for the Sherwood Forest future urban park adjacent to this infill demonstration project. The full resolution can be found here.
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Message from Western
This next week Western staff will will be maintaining sections of the Fram / Springett land – basically mowing and trimming. For more information, contact Brandon Watson at Western. His contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 661-2111 x 88736
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Western’s Renaturalization Project
Western has been working on a naturalization project on the grounds of the University – mostly on the west side of the campus.
The naturalization project continues across campus, clearing invasive species and trees in decline. The crew has returned to a select area within the “Fram Lands” next to Brescia to complete the naturalization efforts.
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Western is conducting a naturalization project on the Precious Blood Meadow and the lands bordering Springett Lot. They are targeting buckthorn (an invasive, non-native tree) which spreads aggressively, and other woody invasive plants, cutting and removing dead trees including the trees on the line between Brescia and the back of Huron, then doing restoration with native plants. They intend to maintain the new meadow so that the buckthorn doesn’t return.
Apparently, there was a delay in getting the notification pamphlets out to nearby homes. Western staff apologized for the late news. The herbicide being used is called Garlon and it is dabbed on the trunks of buckthorn.
Last week, the City held the first of two public information sessions on its plans to improve the traffic flows at the Sarnia and Western Road intersection. As an Environmental Assessment, the city is required to examine alternatives, and make recommendations as to the best alternative (a similar process has just been completed for the Wharncliffe and Oxford intersection and the passage under the railroad bridge). You will find the alternatives being considered at this point on the next to last page of the presentation.
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