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Work to urban K&P Trail moves closer to downtown

September 15, 2016 -

The K&P Trail is moving closer to the downtown with work coming to the area around Doug Fluhrer Park and Molly Brant Point.

"You can start to ‘see' the future trail alignment in the downtown area. Kingstonians are going to love using this trail when it's complete. Trail users will be able to enjoy a natural experience in the heart of the urban Inner Harbour," says Neal Unsworth, parks development manager.  He says the clearing work consists of removing debris, vegetation and some trees to permit construction of the trail.

Crews continue to clear the sections of the trail between Hickson Avenue and River Street. Starting Friday, some mature trees in Doug Fluhrer Park and along the path by the Woolen Mill will be pruned.  New trees of diverse and native species will be planted along the urban K&P Trail route once the trail work is completed.

Turtles to get Basking Logs

The City is also being mindful of turtle habitats as work progresses: A recent investigation of turtle activity along the waterfront found hatched and predated eggs, but no live egg clutches.

Water work scheduled for next week includes the placement of basking logs for turtles. These logs will be placed in the bay at the north end of Doug Fluhrer Park and the south side of Molly Brant Point. The basking logs were specifically selected by an arborist and a biologist for this purpose and were taken from recently cleared sections of the trail.  Once the basking logs are secured in place, the contractor will begin defining the trail alignment and grading.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.