Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

First Public Workshops Announced for the Rideau Corridor Landscape Character Assessment

Three sessions for stakeholder input offered

As part of its commitment to the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy, Parks Canada is facilitating a Landscape Character Assessment to identify key features and values of the Rideau Corridor in order to support more effective planning and management of the Rideau Corridor's landscape into the future.

An interactive public engagement and consultation process is an important component of the Landscape Character Assessment. All interested persons are invited to participate in the first round of public workshops. There will be a presentation explaining the study and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their thoughts on the corridor's landscape character areas.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. All workshops will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Workshop dates and locations are:

North
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick

Central
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Merrickville Community Centre
106 Read Street, Merrickville

South
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – Outdoor Centre
1641 Perth Road, Kingston

Anyone interested in providing input is also encouraged to contribute to the online photographic library of the Rideau Corridor's landscapes. A second round of workshops will be held later in 2012 to gauge participant's preference for landscape types and characteristics. Information about participating in these opportunities and about the project itself can be found on the web site www.rcls-sacr.ca.

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The Rideau Canal is a National Historic Site, Canadian Heritage River, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As part of the 2007 World Heritage Site designation, the World Heritage Committee recommended that the Rideau Canal's visual protection be strengthened outside of the established buffer zone to ensure the visual values of the setting are protected alongside environmental values.

For further information on the Landscape Character Assessment project, please contact:
Rideau Canal, Parks Canada
rideaucanal-info@pc.gc.ca
613-283-5170

For further information on the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy, please contact:
Doug Struthers
Chair, Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy
mayor@merrickville-wolford.ca
613-269-4791