By Renee Berube, CD 98.9 FM, Simcoe, Ontario in July of 2010
The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project is getting set to move on with their next big phase. They’ve secured 400 thousand dollars worth of grants to fund an environmental assessment on three eco-passages, which would allow wildlife and water to pass the underneath the road safely. Project Coordinator, Rick Levick says now they just need Norfolk County on board as the acting body and for staff’s expertise. The County has agreed to take the role because they believe it will be nothing but a benefit to have these passages put in, if the environmental assessment agrees. Levick says the funding will only cover two smaller passageways, but is confident they could raise what’s needed for the third large one, no problem.