Discuss anything about PHP.
From May 15th 2012 Stakeholders Meeting:
Break-out Exercise Pete Hangen facilitated an exercise, broken into five (5) categories, for committee members to identify elements that are benefits (PLUS) and elements that need to be improved (DELTA). Once identified, participants were provided markers (green dots= most important and yellow dots =move cautiously/pose challenges) to rank the pluses and deltas. Listed below are the items and the rankings.
Wetland mitigation for City dredging in neighborhoods
Restoration potential greater than any other VB property
Can help effort to restore and protect the Lynnhaven River
Opportunity to educate and raise awareness regarding values and benefits of natural areas
Where does excavation go? (regarding dredging)
Natural Area – PHP gives us a unique opportunity to restore filled tidal wetlands that can offer both educational opportunities and beneficial compensation for impending TMDL requirements.
Public access to waterway for non-motorized recreational vehicles (kayak, canoe, crew)
Access to fishing areas for non-boaters.
A priority should be placed on public access and ecological restoration on BOTH the City
and CBF parcels.
Ecological restoration is one of the guiding axioms of the living building challenge.
Make sure that boaters can not pull boats up on the sandy areas like the narrows on
weekends in the summer.
Do not like location of proposed CBF kayak launch.
Consider topo changes – intro of maritime dunes.
Consider using “third” canal for canoe/kayak access with pipe removal at PHP/Canal
interface instead of improved access on site at Creek interface.
Boardwalks (open pile) to overlooks can offer scenic vistas over water if berms are
Encourage adjacent property owners to develop/partner with City to develop property with
similar environmental protection/guidelines as this project.
Seek financial and technical assistance from other state and federal agencies for
wetlands restoration on CBF and City parcels. Partnerships!