The development of a Landscape Strategy for the Rideau is a topic of great importance and interest to everyone who has or feels a connection to the Rideau Corridor. This was an expected condition of the UNESCO designation of the Rideau Canal as a World Heritage Site. More than 3 years later, where is the Strategy?
Is it a-borning? One would hope that it is nearly ready, having taken far longer in its gestation than an elephant. If so, the available information gives no signs of labour pains. The following link gives the names, positions and organizations currently involved in this exercise. RCLS_contactlist_June_2010_DIST
Whatever the problems may be, there seems to be no lack of interest, enthusiasm, and expertise on the part of some of the advisors, as indicated in the newsletter, Rideau Canal Connections, from the Rideau Heritage Network. RHN Newsletter June 2010
I don’t know what can be done to speed things up nor to get more information> Perhaps the September 8, 2010 meeting planned for the South Elmsley Municipal Complex will be the forum where the “cognoscenti” can be button-holed for answers.
As, when and if I get more information, I’ll post it.