Have your say on new FireSmart Interpretive Trail project at Wednesday’s Urban Market
(Fort McMurray, AB – August 26, 2019) – The Municipality is currently planning a FireSmart Interpretive Trail project within the Urban Service Area and is welcoming residents to a public engagement opportunity to share their feedback on the proposed site locations for the project.
This first engagement session will on Wednesday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FireSmart Booth at the Urban Market. The Urban Market is located at Jubilee Plaza, at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Hardin Street.
“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to be out and speaking with residents about this new FireSmart Interpretive Trail and the key factors that will help us determine how it can offer the most value to the community,” said Erin Fleming, FireSmart Supervisor with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
The FireSmart Interpretive Trail will aim to serve as a positive resource for the community, helping to connect residents with nature while also providing the opportunity for residents of all ages to learn about:
- FireSmart in the Wood Buffalo Region
- Taking FireSmart action at home
- Building with FireSmart in mind
- Forest ecology
- Forest regeneration
Currently, there are three proposed locations for this new FireSmart Interpretive Trail. Of the three proposed locations, one site has been identified as the preferred location. This site is located along Cornwall Drive in the neighbourhood of Thickwood. This area is identified as the ideal site due to the results of environmental, geotechnical and social consideration assessments.
“We’ve worked to identify a preferred site location along Cornwall Drive, but we’re really hoping to hear what our residents have to say,” said Fleming. “The public engagement portion of this project will be key in determining the final site of this trail.”
If you are interested in providing your feedback, but unable to attend Wednesday’s information session, you are invited to share your feedback by email to FireSmart@rmwb.ca. More public engagement opportunities will also be scheduled in the coming weeks and months.
For more information on this project, including the proposed site locations for the new FireSmart Interpretive Trail, please visit rmwb.ca/FireSmartTrail or contact PULSE at 780-743-7000.