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Archive for March 24th, 2010

A closer look at geocaching and the Gatineau Park Ecosystem Conservation Plan

March 24, 2010 @ 15:41 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, Environment, Geocaching, In the news

GatineauParkEcosystemConservationMapwithGeocaches-reduced John Goatcher, a local geocacher, sent me a map that overlays geocaches in and around Gatineau Park on top of the map found on page 39 of the Gatineau Park Ecosystem Conservation Plan (GPECP). As he commented in my earlier post on geocaching and the GPECP, it’s surprising that more geocaches aren’t in the “integral conservation zone” (the dark olive area in the maps), given that it covers roughly half of the total area of Gatineau Park. As you’ll recall from my previous post, geocaches in the ICZ “will be relocated in areas that are less sensitive before the end of summer 2010”.


Enforcement statistics for the first two years of Ottawa’s Idling Control by-law

March 24, 2010 @ 12:44 By: gordon Category: Environment, Statistics

My recent entry reminding people that the temperature during the days lately have been such that the Idling Control by-law (Bylaw #2007-266) got me wondering about how often people have been ticketed for violating it, so I asked the City of Ottawa for the statistics.