Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chegwin Bridge

A McMaster University student club devoted to Cootes e-mailed out this bit of info with their weekly events listing:
Monday, Nov. 29th! On this day, the Royal Botanical Gardens will be coming to the Chegwin Trail to remove the old wooden boardwalk that is near the cattails. It's the one with the railings and curves and we walked on it during the September full moon night hike. They have asked for our help in removing the wood. There will be more details to come, but it would be great our club could supply some help for about an hour or two. Gloves and snack will be provided. I'll give you all more details about this event next week. If you want to play a direct role in revitalizing Cootes by working on a project that will be beneficial to the community, this is it! Plus, you can meet all the great people that work with the RBG!
Does this mean they are removing the footbridge? or replacing it? Check back here for answers soon!

ANSWERED! Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Conservation, Aquatic Ecologist at the Royal Botanical Gardens has confirmed that the bridge along the south shore of Cootes Paradise will be upgraded over the next couple months, with a possibility of a raised platform to enable viewers to see over the cattails in the marsh. Volunteers will be able to help with getting the old bridge out. Watch for updates on this blog for ways you can help.

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