Sent: August 3, 2012 6:50 PM
Subject: Notice for- Rideau Corridor Landscape Character Assessment
To Friends and Members
Friends of the Tay Watershed
Parks Canada has announced an
upcoming meeting in Perth on the Rideau and Tay Canals, on August 15 (7:00pm,
at the Lions Club Hall) that will be of interest to members of Friends of
the Tay Watershed. Dillon Consultants will present an update on the
status of the Rideau Canal Landscape Strategy study - a requirement of the
UNESCO Heritage Site Designation of our Tay Canal, with the Rideau, in 2007.
This is the first, and it will be the only, public consultation on the canal Landscape Strategy to take place in our area, and with a focus on the Tay Canal portion of the system. As part of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for participation in an interactive survey.
Securing recognition for the historic Tay Canal in this study has been a priority for several organisations over the past two years,
including Friends of the Tay Watershed, Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes
Association, the Town of Perth, Tay Valley Township, and Drummond/North Elmsley
Township. Having Perth selected as one of the current workshop
sites is a major step.
The Parks Canada report coming out of this study will become a UNESCO document that guides the visual protection of the Rideau system for the future. This is an important opportunity for you to hear about the status of this initiative - and, should you wish, to have your interests heard and included.
Further information may be seen at www.RCLS-SACR.ca
Please join us for an interesting evening at the Lions Hall, Perth Fairgrounds, Arthur Street (6:30 registration), meeting 7:00 to 8:30pm.
582 Glen Tay Rd., R.R. 4, Stn. Main
Perth, ON, K7H 3C6
(613) 264 0094