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Trumpeter Swan Coalition speaks to Burlington Waterfront Committee

Trumpeter Swans in Burlington Bay
Trumpeter Swans in Burlington Bay

Thanks to members of the Trumpeter Swan Coalition for attending the monthly Burlington Waterfront Committee meeting last night to share their concerns about the potential impact on the wintering habitat of Trumpeter Swans from the proposed LaSalle Marina wave break and expansion. Read the coalition’s powerpoint Presentation For Waterfront Committee 2 or visit their website here: http://www.trumpeterswancoalition.com/.

The Burlington Waterfront Committee is seeking to understand all sides of this issue, and also invited Conservation Halton and city staff to attend the meeting. They did not attend; city staff referred members to the environmental study completed last August. Read that here: http://cms.burlington.ca/Page8359.aspx

Read more about the LaSalle Marina here: http://www.burlbay.com/

The Ministry of the Environment is currently assessing a request for a more detailed environmental study (called a Part II order) on all potential impacts from the proposed expansion.

. The committee is a volunteer group of residents from across the city providing public input on waterfront access and protection in Burlington. Learn more about the committee on their website here: http://www.burlingtonwaterfront.org/

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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