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Public Service Announcement
Point Pleasant Park Cultural Resource Management Project
(Monday, February 22, 2010) - HRM Urban Forestry crews, Park staff, and contractors will be thinning tree stands on fortifications in Point Pleasant Park from February 2010 to April 2010.
The work is being done in keeping with the cultural resource management guidelines set out in the Point Pleasant Park Comprehensive Plan. Vegetation control around cultural resources is essential to avoid potential damage from upturned roots resulting from wind-thrown trees. Clearing the trees will also re-establish traditional sightlines from the forts to the harbour.
The park will remain open with some temporary road, trail, or pathway closures as workers complete these projects. HRM asks that park users take care and caution when passing by the work areas. In the interest of safety, dog owners are asked to practice responsible pet ownership and ensure dogs are leashed near the areas where work is taking place.
Funding for this Point Pleasant Park cultural resource management project has been provided by the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
Founded in 1866, Point Pleasant Park is a much-loved landscape of urban forest, Atlantic coastal shoreline, and cultural heritage sites. Point Pleasant is considered to be one of the flagship parks in the Halifax Regional Municipality parks system. For more information, please visit www.pointpleasantpark.ca.
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