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NATURE AND WELLNESS PROJECT EXTENSION March 25, 2013.

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1 NATURE AND WELLNESS PROJECT EXTENSION March 25, 2013

2 Agenda  Introductions  Overview of Project  Walkthrough  Deliverable 1: Sitting Area Deliverable 1: Sitting Area  Deliverable 2: Trail Development Deliverable 2: Trail Development  Deliverable 3: Activity and Wellness Stations Deliverable 3: Activity and Wellness Stations  Deliverable 4: Nature Stations Deliverable 4: Nature Stations  Deliverable 5: Open Space Reclamation Deliverable 5: Open Space Reclamation  Conclusion, Questions, and Initial Feedback 2

3 Deliverable 1: Sitting Area Mock-Up 3

4 Deliverable 2: Trail Development  Red Trail Suggestions:  800 feet long, 4 feet wide from point 1 to point 8  Designate trail with additional mowing / weed eating  Easiest option to implement this year  Can use existing lawn service provider 4

5 Deliverable 3: Activity and Wellness Stations  Four stations placed every 200 feet  Dynamic stretches (high knees, glute- kicks, walking lunges)  Jumping jacks  Static Stretches (quads, hamstrings, calves, neck, shoulders)  Meditation (stop, engage the 5 senses, and observe)  Snowshoes in the snowy months  Sample signage and costing on the next slide. 5 Source: Nassau County Sports Commission

6 Deliverable 4: Interpretive Trail Signage 6 Recommended: 5 natural heritage based trail signs to accompany the 4 health and wellness activity signage Located every 200 ft. apart (in between each of the health and wellness posts along the proposed trail) Portrait orientation (5ft x 3ft) Screened Sign Board: Medium density overlay ($250-$350 per sign) Topics for signs: Species at risk Common species found in the Ottawa Valley Logging History of the Ottawa Geologic History of the Ottawa Valley Human history of Pembroke

7 Deliverable 5: Open Space Reclamation To encourage community use:  Convert the baseball diamond to community garden space  Fence in the area (KI expense)  Recruit community volunteers to form an organizational committee and run the process  Community members would provide all gardening materials (top soil, seeds, interior fencing, etc.)  Fence in the raised area and convert to a 3- season dog park  Open April to November Evidence from other communities that owners become lax during the winter months  Offer poop bag stations and garbage bins.  Recruit community volunteers to monitor and refill poop bag stations.  Plant deciduous trees along Olympic Drive 7

8 Conclusion, Questions, and Initial Feedback  To recap, we are recommending:  An area to get outside on break and take in the natural environment (underway),  A trail above the Muskrat River,  Activity and interpretive signage along the trail, and  A dog park and community garden to promote KI and community involvement  Any other questions or initial feedback? 8 Summary

9 Appendix

10 Deliverable 1: Pavilion Drawings 10

11 Deliverable 1: Pavilion Lumber Cost 11 MaterialsDimensionQuantityVendor Total Cost with HST Premium Eastern White Cedar6” X 6” X10’6Ostroskie$ Premium Eastern White Cedar6” X 6” X 16’4Ostroskie Premium Eastern White Cedar2” X 6” X 16’6Ostroskie Premium Eastern White Cedar2” X 6” X 8’30Ostroskie Premium Eastern White Cedar2” X 4” X 12’13Ostroskie Premium Eastern White Cedar2” X 4” X 8’15Ostroskie Premium Western Red Cedar5/4” X 6” X8’55Home Depot Total:$1,846.42

12 Deliverable 2: Other Options  Blue Trail Suggestions:  When the snow melts, assess the feasibility of creating a trail closer to the river  Labor could be potentially accomplished by Algonquin College students in fall trail building course  Additional Red Trail Suggestions:  Mulch could designate the trail ~$1,000  Gravel could also designate the trail ~$1,300  Connect the sitting area to the trail (additional 100 ft of trail)  Encourage canoe/kayak put-in and take-out at the north end of the blue trail.  Put a small gravel parking lot in with signage.  Reduces community using the edge of the property near the shipping docks. 12

13 Deliverable 3: Other Activity Signage Options 13 Source: Cayuga Waterfront TrailSource: LifeTrail

14 Deliverable 4: Other Heritage Signage Options 14

15 Deliverable 4: Other Heritage Signage Options 15

16 Deliverable 5: Other Options  More community ideas:  Extend the fitness trail idea to a circuit Extend the trail around the reclamation area  Wildflower meadow  Butterfly garden  Restrict usage to KI:  Worm “farm” Can occur inside or outside with some composting  Allow land to return to natural state Allow land to return to natural state 16

17 Summary of Costing and Open Items  Summary of Costs:  Outdoor pavilion: ~$1,850  Solar lights (4): ~$200  Flagstone walkway: 1 st branch (200 ft 2 ): ~$650 2 nd branch (200 ft 2 ): ~$650  Signage (9): ~$3,000  Trail: cost of additional 4,000 ft 2 of mowing/detailing  Open Items:  Outdoor pavilion: Fasteners, plywood roofing Metal screening  Bird feeder materials  Bench materials  Garbage/recycling bins  Labor 17


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