Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lower Don News

The TRCA has just published a short update regarding work on the West Don Lands, specifically talking about wrapping up the project to extend the railway bridge that passes over the Don River just north of Lakeshore Blvd. East and ongoing work on the West Don Lands flood protection landform (FPL) or berm.

Friday, August 08, 2008

New Trails in Crothers Woods

This announcement has just come from the city:

New Intermediate Single Trail in Crothers Woods Now Open

Parks, Forestry and Recreation's Sustainable Trails Initiative is pleased to announce that a second section of multi-use intermediate single trail in Crothers Woods, near the Loblaws trailhead, is now open. In total, 990m of new sustainable trail have been built with 1137m of degraded and eroded trail closed and restored. Please respect all new trail closures and areas designated for forest regeneration. The use of closed trails and the continued degradation of restored areas may lead to future trail closures. Feel free to send us any comments or feedback you may have about the new trail.

A special thank you to IMBA Canada, Sustainable Trails, Urban Forestry Associates and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for all of their hard work and assistance on building these new trails. A special thank you to Don Watcher (natch), a long time supporter and steward in the Don watershed, who volunteered over 50 hours of his time to help us complete the new trails. DW's expertise in ecological restoration and enthusiasm for our project was a big help.