Much work has been done over the past two years attempting to keep this green urban oasis that we call Chilligo Valley as a passive use-nature preserve.Â In other words : Â feet, bicycle tires,Â wings, paws, finsÂ and hooves.Â Â Â
Today weÂ gave a tour of the areaÂ to ourÂ WardÂ 1 Councillor,Â RickÂ Cowsill and Emil Marion,Â Supervisor, Technical Operations with the Transporation and Environmental Services of the Region Of Waterloo.Â This on the same day that ourÂ computer guyÂ got this blogsite up and running. Â WeÂ know that this isÂ an auspious sign!
OurÂ greatest concern is that this nature preserve and the Regional Road allowances of Hespeler and Maple Grove Rds have become a playground for dirt bikes and ATV’s causing much environmental and aesthetic damage.
Here’s the verdict folks.Â Â Â As suspected everything these “sportsmen” are doing is illegal.Â
But let’s not dwell on that now.Â Let’s revel in this beautiful autumn that we’ve had so far and appreciate the fact that this area exists within our urban sprawled community.Â We have much more work to do and much to say.Â Please stay tuned.Â