The Director of Ontario Waterways advises that, beginning in August 2015 and continuing through the winter of 2016 some vegetation, including trees and shrubs, will be removed from earthen dams along Trent-Severn canal in Peterborough.
This work is being done as a part of several earthen dam stabilization projects that will take place over the next three to four years. Earthen dams in the City of Peterborough are important for flood mitigation and therefore the safety of both visitors and residents. Vegetation like trees and shrubs growing along earthen dams threaten their long-term integrity. Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada.
Locations of vegetation removal include the Peterborough Lift Lock canal banks (upper and lower), Curtis Creek East and West Dams, Hurdon’s Dam and Thompson’s Bay Dam, all in the City of Peterborough.
Parks Canada has been recognized on the world stage as a leader in conservation. Care has been taken to consider and implement measures that will mitigate potential negative environmental impact on waterways, nesting areas, and other habitats. Notices will be posted in advance of work where trails will be temporarily closed.
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