The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) in cooperation with the City is holding an ESA Day during the annual Doors Open weekend September, Saturday the 17th and Sunday September the 18th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and available to help by handing out brochures at the Longbow/Wychwood entrance or leading informative walks for visitors. Shifts are Saturday or Sunday 9-11:30 or 11:30-2. The goal is to raise awareness of ESAs as special places that are to be enjoyed through appropriate uses. There will also be similar activities during these times at Westminster Ponds ESA (the city visitor centre on Wellington Road) and at Killaly Meadows ESA (at the end of Windemere Road, east of Adelaide). All free!
Tag: Medway Valley
Update on Metamora Storm Sewer / Replacement of Bridge
City staff have advised that the pedestrian bridge construction will be delayed a couple weeks as they wait for some metal fabrication. Once they get the metal components, it won’t take much to finish up. Work on the storm sewer outfall project continues in the meantime. The plan is to reopen the Metamora trail access after slope remediation is concluded.
In the meantime, please don’t take the fencing off the post where it says trail closed. That section of trail is going to be realigned and closed and revegetated as part of this project due to the erosion on the Creek side of the trail. Please let nature restore it.
Please also stay on the actual trail when you are in the Valley. The actual trails are marked with a yellow arrow on trees. Be a guardian of the Medway, stay on the main trail, follow the yellow arrows.
Medway Trail Clean Up – Saturday, April 23
Friday is Earth Day. So in the spirit of taking care of our planet it is time for the Thames River and Medway Creek clean up and doing our part for our local Medway Creek!
WHEN: Saturday April 23rd
WHERE: 410 Ambleside Drive Condo Complex Visitors Parking
WHAT TIME: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Drinks and supplies will be available at the event
Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA Conservation Master Plan
The Conservation Master Plan for the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) is being presented by staff to the Planning and Environment Committee of City Council at a public participation meeting on Monday, July 26. The item will be heard no earlier than 6 pm. The meeting will be via Zoom with no in person attendance by the public.
Members of the public are required to pre-register to speak at the public participation meeting. You must pre-register no later than 9:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. Pre-register by calling 519-661-2489 ext. 7100 or contact PPMClerks@london.ca Please indicate the meeting (Planning and Environment Committee meeting of July 26th at 6 pm regarding the Medway Valley ESA Conservation Master Plan and item when contacting the Clerk’s Office.
Registered speakers will be given the information to connect to the Zoom meeting and will also be able to present by phone. Directions on how to participate will be provided upon registration. Speakers will be limited to five minutes for their presentation.
If you wish to have a written submission on the committee meeting agenda, it can be sent to PEC@london.ca prior to 9 am on Monday, July 19th.
We believe this plan reflects what the majority of our community has said about the Valley for the past 25 years.
The full Conservation Master Plan can be downloaded from https://getinvolved.london.ca/medway-valley-cmp
Road Work and Storm Sewers Repairs
We have not heard any updates about any planned road work and storm sewer work for this year. Last year, February was when residents got letters in the mail from the City about projects on their street. Keep an eye on your mail.
The city plans storm sewer remediation work in the area of the Metamora entrance to the Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area. There will be a notice mailed to nearby residents and we will circulate the City notice more widely. We have suggested to city staff that they hold a virtual open house before the full project starts. The first part of the project requires tree removals; however replantings are a requirement. Stay tuned for details.
You are probably aware that with all the deliveries to home, some sneak thieves are around. Not all delivery people ring a bell when they drop off a package. Keep an eye out if you are out and about.
You may have noticed a lot of new activity around the new development next to Sherwood Forest Park. Looks like a number of new neighbours are arriving. If you see a house that sells in the area, let us know so that we can arrange for a welcome package for them.
Annual BBQ and AGM
The Ratepayer Executive will be discussing the timing of our annual BBQ and AGM.
City is Looking for Input
There are a couple of requests for input from the City of London. If you go to the getinvolved.london.ca you will see requests for input on the upcoming green bin program (the city is required to do this as a condition of getting approval to expand the landfill) and the development of a climate emergency action plan.
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