The City of Oshawa is preparing an update to the 1992 Second Marsh Management Plan (the Plan). This will be done in collaboration with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Friends of Second Marsh,
The Plan will guide the stewardship of Second Marsh over the next 10-20 years, identifying restoration opportunities, recommending management initiatives and guiding public access and use while respecting the natural and cultural heritage features of the area.
Members of the Oshawa community are invited to learn more about the Plan and to share their thoughts on the vision, goals and use of Oshawa Second Marsh. Opportunities to contribute include paper surveys and a place marking exercise completed at Service Oshawa, located at 50 Centre St South. These surveys will also be available for completing in person on March 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the South Oshawa Community centre, on March 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the C-Wing of Oshawa City Hall, and on March 27th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Delpark Home Centre located at 1661 Harmony Road N.
There will also be 2 Open Houses held on March 20th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 PM, as well as between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. The Open Houses will be held in the C-Wing Committee room at Oshawa City Hall.
Online surveys will also be available at www.connectoshawa.ca/secondmarsh
“Our Second Marsh is a place of great environmental significance which must be maintained with a well-considered management plan.” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee. “All citizens’ views and input are welcomed to enable such a long-term commitment”
Feedback will be received up to and including 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 will be considered in the development of the Second Marsh Management Plan.
To learn more about Second Marsh, visit the Second Marsh project page on Connect Oshawa or the webpage on the City’s website.