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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Park Slope is Safe

Goderich | by Rick Stow  

Conservation Authority says Lion's Harbour Park slope is safe after tornado.

An assessment of the stability of the Lion's Harbour Park slope has given the cliff side a thumbs-up in wake of the August 2011 tornado.

Parks Superintendent Martin Quinn tells us the document was prepared free-of-charge to Goderich by Huron Geosciences.

He told Goderich Council that the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority picked up the tab for the report.

Quinn says a proven stability formula indicates the ground is in good condition, with only modest potential for failure.

Huron Geosciences suggests leaving downed trees where they fell and not extracting root systems.

The firm would like a quick plant of Dogwood and dwarf materials, then making a selection of larger species that enhance moisture retention.

Quinn notes that wooden cross ties at the toe of the slope have rotted out and need to be replaced.


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