What environmental considerations and protections are being put in place?

The Jumpingpound Creek and the West Terrace Pond are both rich habitats for local wildlife. The Town has completed consultation with the relevant government agencies regarding the work at the Jumpingpound Creek and the West Terrace Pond. Documentation of the approvals received will be onsite while the work is ongoing.  

For both sites, erosion and sediment control measures will be installed to prevent run off. Both sites will have bird sweeps conducted to ensure any nesting birds are not disturbed during the bird nesting window between April 15th and August 25th

For the Jumpingpound Creek, trees to be removed have been identified and approved. Where possible, trees will be protected in place. Turbidity monitoring will be conducted in the creek during the instream works to prevent turbidity going above the regulatory limits. Turbidity, or the amount of suspended particles in water, is measured and limited to prevent harm to fish. Instream monitoring will be conducted throughout all work occurring within the water. A turbidity curtain around the instream work will be installed and the fish within this curtain will be safely relocated outside the construction area to protect them during the work. 

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1. What are the Jumpingpound Creek and Bow River FREC projects?
2. Why is this project necessary?
3. When will construction take place?
4. Will there be any disturbance to traffic routes?
5. Will there be alternative pedestrian trails?
6. During pathway closures, signage and clearly marked pedestrian detours will be available.
7. What environmental considerations and protections are being put in place?
8. Will my taxes go up because of this project?
9. Which neighborhoods will be affected by this construction? How will they be notified?
10. How will the construction company minimize disturbance to residential areas?
11. Will we receive updates of the construction progress?
12. Who can we reach out to regarding construction concerns?
13. How/when will this affect pond access and recreational activities?