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Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy Steering Committee Meeting Communique

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The fourteenth meeting of the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy (RCLS) Steering Committee was held on October 26, 2012 and hosted by the Village of Merrickville-Wolford.

Dillon Consulting provided an overview of the key elements of the draft Landscape Character Assessment and Planning and Management Recommendations Report, including the assessment, findings of the visual preference survey, recommendations and implementation strategy. This was followed by a discussion of the document and members of the Steering Committee and Planners Technical Advisory Group provided recommendations for revisions and refinement. Over the next month, Dillon Consulting will be incorporating the feedback from this meeting, with a final report submitted at the end of the month.

The group then discussed briefly the future use and management of the GIS data compiled by Dillon Consulting and next steps for the steering committee. These topics will be the focus of the next Steering Committee meeting.

Parks Canada provided an overview of the proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), presently under review, and highlighted how the contents of the Strategy’s October 21, 2010 letter to the Province have been addressed.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority provided an update on the potential creation of a Rideau Canal award, communicating that the Foundations of both the Cataraqui Region and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities are interested in creating a Rideau Canal award, under the framework of the existing Tri-County Conservation Awards.

The next Steering Committee meeting will be held on Friday December 7, 2012; specific location to be determined.

For further information on the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy, please contact:

Doug Struthers
mayormerrickvillewolford@telus.blackberry.net / 1 613 269 4791

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