Sunday, June 26, 2011

Duncan Creek Improvements

EA Notice

The City of Toronto has initiated a Class B Environmental Assessment regarding restoration plans for Duncan Creek. This is a small tributary of German Mills Creek. The open part of the creek runs from Don Mills and McNicoll northwest to just east of Leslie and Steeles. It runs through a shallow ravine bordered by a pedestrian/cycling path.

There will be a public open house on July 11, 7-9 PM at Cummer Park Community Centre which is at 6000 Leslie St. (SW corner of Leslie and McNicoll).

The full notice is available on the city website.

Wilket Creek Channel Improvements


The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority hgas initiated a Class B Enviornmental Assessment regarding improvement to the stream channel within the Wilket Creek ravine between Edwards Gardens south to where it joins the West Don River near Leslie and Eglinton.

I have previously blogged about this issue. The priority for this assessment will be to protect the underlying storm sewer system in this ravine and to ensure that the predestrian/cycling path is not damaged during subsequent floods. The natural environment including natural stream function and aquatic habitat are unfortunately secondary issues.

There will be an open house at a building called the Sunnybrook Park Pavilion on June 29, 2011, 6-8 PM to present the objectives of the study.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A prayer for the Don River

O Thou in Whom we Live and Move and Have our Being,
The Power that can Make all Things New,
Bless the Living Waters of the Don River,
Bless the waters that flow from her head to her mouth,
Keep her waters clean and pure,
Bless the waters that fall as rain, sleet or snow upon her,
May all the waters be living waters blessed with your Light and Love,
Nurturing and support plant, animal and human life,
Touch the hearts of humankind everywhere with a spirit of reverence,
For this great gift of the Living Waters in the Beautiful Don River.

Courtesy of Freda Kemp from Facebook page for Friends of the Don East.