(Barrie, ON) – The City of Barrie is looking for feedback on the preferred approach to maintaining the North Shore Trail. City staff will present maintenance options for the North Shore Trail at a virtual meeting on May 18 at 7 p.m. and invite feedback. Participants must register in advance by visitingbuildingbarrie.ca/NorthShoreTrail. In addition, an online survey will be open until June 3 to collect public feedback.
The original North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan was created in 2011. Staff now have a draft update that, once approved, will be used to implement vegetation maintenance work along the trail system.
Key considerations for the updates include:Implement a maintenance plan to create vigorous long-term tree coverageInvasive species management (garlic mustard, phragmites, dog strangling vine, sumac, etc)Create views to the waterfront for those who use the trailEncourage plant growth to support pollinator and bird habitatsCreate educational and interpretive signage
Learn more, give your feedback, and register for the meeting atbuildingbarrie.ca/NorthShoreTrail. For more information on trails in Barrie visitbarrie.ca/trails.
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The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578