Kind of off topic, but relevant to the last few posts: October 1st was supposed to be the start date for Joyride Bike Parks pump track expansion at Vanier. The City has hired a contractor and they are ready to start Monday (outside of the migratory bird nesting season).
A few local "eagle enthusiast" NIMBYs have caused yet another delay (this time may be the end) of the construction due to the "possibility" that the eagles may re-nest in the bike park.
The original project proposal addressed all these concerns: removal of invasive species, planting of native species, retention of ALL existing healthy trees, and scheduling to avoid the migratory bird nesting season.
PLEASE email support to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com about why you think a pump track should be built. Even just a few sentences! We really need your help on this right away! Thanks!
click link for more info including link to the full, detailed 2016 proposal with the original tree retention plan, forest revitalization plan, etc.