The City of Kitchener will be hosting a public meeting to share information about an environmental assessment of the area at the meeting of Schneider and Shoemaker creeks. The meeting is scheduled for 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the Rockway Collegiate Mennonite Collegiate., 110 Doon Rd. The same brief presentation will be delivered twice — at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. — and staff will be available to answer questions throughout the meeting.

The creeks are currently lined with concrete where they meet, and the floodplain at this location has expanded past the creek boundaries. This affects nearby properties and presents a potential risk.

The environmental assessment is reviewing the environmental risks of this area, and presenting design options to mitigate those risks.

Expanding and naturalizing the creek boundaries to accommodate the flows would provide greater protection, and environmental benefits such as flood mitigation and natural habitat. In addition, this project is looking at options for replacing the concrete channel with a wider natural channel, which would improve the floodplain by reducing its limits, and minimizing potential damage from severe-storm flooding.

The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.

We invite you to join us for our second public meeting to learn more about the project; ask our team questions; and help shape the project by providing feedback on design options and evaluation criteria.

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