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Cedar Cottage, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

16 June 2007:   Gibby’s Field Workshop Report prepared by Megan Turnock

Gibby’s Field Workshop Report

Prepared by Megan Turnock

16 June 2007


Goals/Principles

Ecology

  • Enhance biodiversity and urban ecology
  • Nurture natural succession, long term ecology
Stewardship
  • Get site transferred to Park Board ASAP
  • Establish controlled public access to the site
  • Establish a park clean-up
Community
  • Create a community gathering spot
  • Create a good, safe place for kids to explore
  • Sense of whimsy
  • Connect to larger park and greenway system
  • Reference and enhance historical significance
Maintenance
  • Preserve un-developed appearance
  • Low-key interventions
  • Keep the site low maintenance

Programming Ideas and Concepts

Ecology

  • Address invasive species
  • Consider stormwater management
  • Create water habitat for wildlife
  • Add more vegetation: trees, orchard, meadow, native species
Stewardship
  • Establish a stewardship program through the school
Community
  • Support existing natural flows of pedestrians and cyclists
  • Create a pathway through the site
  • Add a boardwalk and viewing platform
  • Use stumps and logs
  • Boulder with historical information
Maintenance
  • Minimal paths through, find the best route
  • Keep it very low maintenance and natural
  • Maintain good visibility

The preceding is summarized below in table form:

 

Goals/Principles

Programming Ideas and Concepts

Ecology

Enhance biodiversity and urban ecology

Address invasive species

 

Nurture natural succession, long term ecology

Consider stormwater management

 

 

Create water habitat for wildlife

 

 

Add more vegetation: trees, orchard, meadow, native species

Stewardship

Get site transferred to Park Board ASAP

Establish a stewardship program through the school

 

Establish controlled public access to the site

 

 

Establish a park clean-up

 

Community

Create a community gathering spot

Support existing natural flows of pedestrians and cyclists

 

Create a good, safe place for kids to explore

Create a pathway through the site

 

Sense of whimsy

Add a boardwalk and viewing platform

 

Connect to larger park and greenway system

Use stumps and logs

 

Reference and enhance historical significance

Boulder with historical information

Maintenance

Preserve un-developed appearance

Minimal paths through, find the best route

 

Low-key interventions

Maintain good visibility

 

Keep the site low maintenance

Keep it very low maintenance and natural

 



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