Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kanata Beaver Pond and Kizell Wetlands face imminent threat

Painting recognizes Ottawa's Kanata Beaver Pond and the Kizell Wetlands

Kanata Beaver Pond


These wetlands are under imminent, if not immediate threat. Efforts are currently underway to muster resources and complete surveys of plant and wildlife species. Already, tree-felling has been stopped at least once by a last minute intervention this summer. A vast collection of biological information has already been compiled.
I am aware of a couple of places you can go to for more information on the current situation and what can still be done to save these wetlands.

One good starting point is a blog called "Save Ottawa's South March Highlands". , who recently announced the following: ** Thanks to our efforts, on October 6, Ottawa City Council will vote on a motion to save a key section of the forest from development.

Given that today is Oct. 6, I'm afraid the vote may have already taken place but hope there are further actions that can be taken 
Another source of support for these urban wetlands is the Carleton Mississippi Mills Green Party.

This painting by Tatiana Iliina is named after the Kanata Beaver Pond in hope that it will help to raise awareness for this important issue.  It is possible to purchase this painting on Tatiana Iliina's online store.

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