An Important Notice for Users of the Bruce Trail – August 21 to September 20
As part of OPG’s Dam Safety Program, we are completing annual/semi-annual vegetation control on our Earth Dams for the DeCew Stations (Lake Moodie, Lake Gibson and the St. Catharines waterworks canal). To complete this work we will be using a long reach excavator with a Sepi (mulching) Head to cut and mulch the vegetation.
This equipment may at time throw debris (vegetation wood up to 500 ft.) creating a potential hazard to workers and members of the public. As such we will be closing access to areas (including the Laura Secord and Bruce trails) while we perform this work.
Please see maps showing the areas (highlighted) of our work. Our schedule is to complete the vegetation control on Lake Moodie Maps (I-16 and I-14) over two weeks starting Aug 21 . Following that (tentatively starting Sept 3. we will be working at Lake Gibson (DeCew Rd to Merrittville Hwy. maps I-13 to I-12. We will be finishing from Merrittville Hwy to the Diverting weirs (Hwy 406) (maps I-12 and I-11) for 1 week starting sept 9.