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Bowen Update
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Bowen Update

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Dee Mallon's presentation from the July 24 General Meeting of the BTNA

Dee Mallon's presentation from the July 24 General Meeting of the BTNA

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  • 1. Bowen Park Initiative Update -- 7/07
  • 2. Southeast side of Bowen School Bowen Park Bowen Woods Cypress St. Langley Rd.
  • 3. Keys to Success <ul><li>Community support and fundraising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bowen / Thompsonville Neighborhood Assoc . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applied in two categories </li></ul><ul><li>Well-thought out design and proposal </li></ul><ul><li>School Principal on-board </li></ul><ul><li>Educational component </li></ul><ul><li>Drainage problem </li></ul><ul><li>Intense development in area </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained commitment at Bowen </li></ul>
  • 4. BOWEN WOODS School BOWEN PARK Recreation Open Space
  • 5. BOWEN WOODS Remove invasives √ Re-establish paths √ Re-plant with native species √
  • 6. Edges of woods vulnerable
  • 7. Former haunt of burning bush, invasive roses, buckthorn bushes and bittersweet
  • 8. Poison ivy under control
  • 9. Paths clear
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  • 11. Bowen Woods Challenges <ul><li>Multi-year task for plant removals </li></ul><ul><li>Demo job trash remains </li></ul><ul><li>Poison ivy </li></ul>
  • 12. BOWEN PARK Fix drainage √ Create shade (no) & seating √ Build Amphitheatre √ Build walkway √ Replace old play equipment √- Enhance basketball court √
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  • 15. Unexpected Issues with Play Equipment: <ul><li>Delays in parts from Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Cancellation of “Community Build” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mulch Madness” *********** </li></ul><ul><li>Bolt problems with Bee Hive </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer demo job </li></ul><ul><li>Objections from teachers </li></ul>
  • 16. BOWEN PARK Fix drainage √ Create shade (no) & seating √ Build Amphitheatre √ Build walkway √ Replace old play equipment √- Enhance basketball court √
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  • 25. BOWEN PARK Fix drainage √ Create shade (no) & seating √ Build Amphitheatre √ Build walkway √ Replace old play equipment √- Enhance basketball court √
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  • 29. Site for Amphitheatre
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  • 36. Unexpected Issues with Construction: <ul><li>Time pressure during bid preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Delay in obtaining Marathon Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Modular </li></ul>
  • 37. Other Benefits of Bowen Park Initiative <ul><li>Conservation Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal pesticide use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composting program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain barrels to collect roof run-off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised beds / woods/ curriculum dev. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Angino Farm collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather Stations </li></ul></ul>
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