Post by canadianwarbler on Mar 3, 2020 12:30:41 GMT -8
Friends of Brydon Lagoon especially those who can attend might want to raise objections (or not) to the idea of an observation deck in the middle of the pond (goodbye mergansers and buffleheads) as well as children's playground (goodbye birdsong) Personally I things are just fine there and the best thing is to do little more than leave it to the birds. Please forward this link to anyone who may be interested and if you can attend make your voice known. Thanks
An excerpt from the Langley Advance News
"Next Wednesday, March 4th, Langley City residents will have another opportunity to shape the future development of the Nicomekl River District.
Scheduled to run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nicomekl School multi-purpose room, at 20050 53rd Ave., the event will see City staff present a “draft concept” of a plan that would create a four-zone district along both sides of the Nicomekl River corridor between 196th Street and 208th Street.
Zones would include the “Garden Wild” on the western end, which would see the area around Brydon Lagoon kept as natural as possible, the “Living Room” for residential development, the “Library,” where educational and interpretive programs would operate, and the “Front Porch,” on the eastern end, which would aim to encourage use of the corridor trails and other amenities"
Post by nickinthegarden on Mar 4, 2020 4:48:57 GMT -8
That is sad to read about, Brydon Lagoon has been a great birding site. I am not surprised that all that open land has been so tempting to developers. Whoever proposed that development is ignoring the fact that most of this area is a floodplain. Historically development in floodplains has not gone well. To attempt to control the water runoff they will have to do extensive diking and drainage work which will destroy most of the habitat for wildlife. A playground right next to the lagoon is simply stupid, the lagoon will get even more garbage in it than it already has. The City of Langley has a very small tax base and they do not have the resources to properly maintain such a concept, even the Township of Langley has botched similar developments of nature areas.