Guests and their families will have the opportunity to have keepsake photos taken with zoo animals, courtesy of “Your Captured Moments” Photography. I am also very excited to announce that Corbin Potter, a 10 year old autistic boy from Oshawa who raised over $10,000 last summer for Sick Kids by selling lemonade with his two sisters will be helping the Fancey family by selling lemonade at the BBQ. Donations of cash, cheques made to “Lisa Fancey” and gift cards are welcome (please no more household items). I look forward to seeing you and your families there as this is truly an example of “neighbours helping neighbours”.
Bowmanville Zoo Ranked as one of Top Ten Zoos in Canada
Priority Green Clarington - Update
Some of the topics we covered: meeting housing and transportation needs of residents and how to achieve targets in these fields in a sustainable manner; various approaches to development standards and developing a policy framework within the Municipality that encourages green development. It was a productive meeting and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Priority Green as we move forward with the project. For more information on this initiative, please visit the Priority Green website available here: http://prioritygreenclarington.wordpress.com/.
Boots and Hearts Music Festival Underway
Boots and Hearts 2014 has officially launched!
For any local area residents living near CTMP who may experience any problems or have questions or concerns over the next few days, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Facebook Message and I will do my best to help, or put you in touch with someone who can. Available resources include: Clarington By-Law Enforcement, Durham Regional Police, and the Boots and Hearts “Neighbour Liaison”. For everyone attending: have a safe and happy weekend, yee-haw!
July 2, 2014
Please mark your calendars! There will be a Public Information Centre for the Bowmanville Marsh Habitat Restoration Project, Phase 1 - Aquatic Habitat Restoration held next week at Bobby C’s in Ward 3.
The Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) invites you to join staff to discuss Phase 1 - Aquatic Habitat Restoration in Bowmanville Marsh. The information centre will be held on Thursday, July 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the upstairs room at Bobby C’s Dockside Restaurant, 70 Darlington Road, Bowmanville, ON.
The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has approved the Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project to be eligible for $50,000 in matching funding.
As part of the funding agreement a detailed plan of the restoration project must be submitted and CLOCA would like the public’s assistance in reviewing CLOCA’s progress to date. Your input is very important and will help CLOCA finalize the plan for this important restoration project. This initial project will be the first in a series of projects aimed at improving the overall health of Bowmanville Marsh as recommended by the Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project. The long-term goal of Phase 1 is to enhance the sustainability and ongoing productivity of the recreational fishery within Bowmanville Marsh. This marsh is a 33-hectare Provincially Significant Coastal Wetland located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Municipality of Clarington within the 66 ha Bowmanville/Westside Conservation Area, owned and managed by Central Lake Ontario Conservation.
The Public Information Centre (PIC) will provide information on how Phase 1 of the Aquatic Habitat Restoration will be implemented, its impact to the community and benefits to protecting and enhancing the natural resources of this Provincially Significant Wetland. If you would like more information regarding this project or the public information centre please contact Mr. Ian Kelsey, Aquatic Biologist with Central Lake Ontario Conservation at 905-579-0411, ext. 143 or email: email@example.com.
Visitors will have an opportunity to view… digitally reprinted images taken in Tyrone, Haydon and Enniskillen by the talented Neil Newton while enjoying some delicious goodies at Tyrone Mills Limited - 1846. You can then walk over to the Tyrone Community Centre and check out our very own Silver Gelatin Print collection of original Neil Newton prints, which, thanks to the efforts of our very hard working Board member (herself a talented artist and illustrator) Laurie Lafrance, have been newly re-framed.
The photographer himself has generously donated three prints for a silent auction to help raise funds to offset the cost of re-framing the Tyrone Community Centre collection. This means that three lucky visitors will be able to take home a piece of local history! This is a drop-in event taking place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. which should suit everyone’s busy summer schedules. See you there!
Boots and Hearts Neighbours Meeting Tonight, June 18 2014
Hi all! Just a reminder to residents who live near Canadian Tire Motorsport Park that the Neighbours Meeting hosted by Republic Live will be taking place at the Event Centre at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park tonight (June 18th) beginning at 6:30 PM.
All residents who received notification that their homes fall within the set radius of the festival are invited. This is your opportunity to ask more questions about Boots and Hearts and to review the Traffic Management Plan with representatives.
Boots and Hearts Public Meeting - May 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Letters have already been hand-delivered to all residents living within a short radius of the proposed additional camping site (along Murphy Road).
Ice Storm Cleanup Update - May 14, 2014
We currently have three Operations crews and one forestry contractor out mulching the debris and we hope to continue this for the next 7 business days (i.e. until May 26, 2014). Operations is hoping to have the remaining urban areas cleanup completed in this time frame, although Staff continue to face many challenges.
We have currently amassed in excess of 250 tons of mulch material and we expect that this figure will grow to over 400 by the time Operations is finished with the cleanup.
The Municipality will then turn its focus to sport field preparation, walkways, conducting a second course of pavement patching, winter maintenance sweeping, grading roads and ditching and ensuring that the Municipality is meeting minimum maintenance standards.
Residents have the following options with their tree and limb debris:
1.To bundle in accordance with the Region of Durham Waste Guidelines and schedule.
2. Drop off tree branches to Clarington Fields. This option has been extended until May 20, 2014. A cleanup of this area is scheduled to take place by May 22nd.
3. Be patient, and wait for Clarington Operations staff.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me by Facebook, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (905-623-3379) with questions or comments!