Representatives from the LaSalle Park Marina Association were invited to attend the most recent Burlington Waterfront Committee meeting to outline plans for the marina expansion and wave break, answer questions, and respond to issues raised about the impact of the expansion on the park environment, and in particular the wintering habitat for Trumpeter Swans.
To view the PowerPoint presentation from the association, visit here. [Editor’s note: The presentation has been taken down from the website after we were contacted by someone whose photo was taken without permission and featured in the powerpoint. BWC does not condone taking photos of individuals without their permission.]
City staff member Doug Pladsen also attend the meeting, to answer questions about the Environmental Assessment that was conducted last August, which among other things, reviewed the impact to the Trumpeter Swan population.
Two separate parties requested that the Ministry of the Environment review the Environmental Assessment completed by a consultant last August. That review is underway and there is no timeline for the Ministry to report back.
A number of residents have been asking whether city council has taken a position on the proposed LaSalle Park Wave Break & Marina Expansion. A number of you have also raised concerns about the potential impact of the proposed expansion on the park environment and in particular the Trumpeter Swan population.
Council is waiting to hear back from the Ministry of the Environment before taking any further action.
The BWC has not yet taken a position on the marina, but is gathering additional information.