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Business Case #P-62 - Environmentally Significant Areas Management (pg. 725-730)

Description: Funding will go towards additional hours to manage ESAs. Including monitoring and enhancing natural spaces, trail management, education, risk assessments, and enforcing regulations

Environmental Impact:

  • Habitat protection
  • Invasive species management
  • Ecological restoration and monitoring
  • Native tree planting
  • Environmental Research
  • Enforcement
  • Carbon sequestering

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case #P-62
  • To invest in ESAs

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection:

Area of Focus 6 – Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture 

Area of Focus 8 – Adapting and Making London More Resilient 

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High

Business Case #P-32 - Naturalization of Boulevards and Reduced Roadside Cutting (pg. 534-539)

Description: Reduction in the amount of mowed boulevards adding purposefully designed naturalization and tree planting projects. Designed to be both visually attractive and promote biodiversity. This proposed project would also require proper aftercare. This would be an upfront investment for lower future costs of maintenance and an investment in the environment.

Environmental Impact:

  • Reduction of emissions
  • Carbon sequestering
  • Biodiversity
  • Flood adaptation
  • Air quality improvements

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case P-32
  • To support the naturalization of underused areas
  • To invest in naturalization projects

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection: 

Area of Focus 6 – Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture 

Area of Focus 8 – Adapting and Making London More Resilient

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Business Case #P-61 - Ecological Master Planning Funding (pg 721-724)

Description: This business case is an additional investment in the protection of environmental spaces that can not be funded by the Development Charges Funding because of the Bill 23 changes.

Environmental Impact:

  • Funding for growth-related ecological studies

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case #P-61
  • To protect Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs)

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection:

Area of Focus 3 – Transforming Buildings and Development Workplan

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Low

Business Case #P-33: River Road Park: Stabilization and Phase 1 Investments (pg 540-544)

Description: In 2021, Council decided to cease operations of River Road Golf course, and instead turn the land into a public park. This business case suggests funding for regular maintenance while the process of implementing the park is being approved.

Environmental Impact:

  • Carbon sequestering
  • Invasive species prevention
  • Stormwater management

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case #P-33
  • To implement native plants in River Road Park
  • To transition the City’s park maintenance equipment completely electric

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection:

Area of Focus 6 – Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture

Area of Focus 8 – Adapting and Making London More Resilient

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Low

Business Case #P-63: Silver Creek Ecological Enhancements (pg. 731-734)

Description: Located in the Coves ESA, Silver Creek is a ravine located downstream from an older neighbourhood without substantial stormwater infrastructure.This project would implement a restoration design including bank stabilization, restoration work, and a pedestrian bridge.

Environmental Impact:

  • Improve the health of the Coves subwatershed
  • Habitat restoration
  • Increase climate change resilience
  • Improve water quality

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case #P-63
  • To prioritize the health of ESAs like the coves
  • To invest in climate resilient stormwater management

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection: 

Area of Focus 6 – Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture 

Area of Focus 8 – Adapting and Making London More Resilient 

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Business Case #P-31: Parks Operations Service Delivery Enhancements (pg. 526-533)

Description: The Parks operations services are requesting more funding for additional staffing, for the support of grounds maintenance, garbage pickups and removal, washroom maintenance and cleaning, maintenance of road medians, and road litter collection.

Environmental Impact:

  • Litter collection
  • Heat Island reduction
  • Water infiltration
  • Tree planting

What to ask your councillor for:

  • To support business case #P-31
  • To prioritize park maintenance
  • To prioritize ecosystem cleanliness

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) Connection:

Area of Focus 6 – Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture 

Area of Focus 8 – Adapting and Making London More Resilient

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