Two significant ribbon-cuttings in TLTI this week

The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is gearing up for two ribbon-cutting ceremonies this week.

On Wednesday at 4 p.m., TLTI staff, officials, along with local dignitaries, Kehoe Marine Construction, and Greer Galloway Consulting Engineers will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ivy Lea Wharf, to introduce the newly designed facility.

The wharf had reached the end of its life and had damage, which made it necessary to restrict access.

The project involved replacing the old wharf and floating dock with new structures. Among the many improvements to the wharf, the location of the boat ramp has been reoriented to allow straight-in water access and egress rather than the 90-degree turn on the old ramp.

This project represents a $2.1-million investment by the township. Greer Galloway oversaw the project, Kehoe Marine carried out the construction, and JML Engineering created the wharf design.

On Friday at 10 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will introduce the newly-constructed Wetland Viewing Platform at Furnace Falls in Lyndhurst.

This will be hosted by TLTI staff, officials, local dignitaries, Kehoe Marine Construction, and Greer Galloway Consulting Engineers.

This event celebrates the completion of a long-term project aimed at creating a space to appreciate the natural habitat and beauty of Lower Beverley Lake.

The project was initiated during a brainstorming session by the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee, which was a significant contributor to the project, making a financial investment of $21,493.59.

Additionally, $25,000 from the township's Capital budget and a Canada Healthy Communities Initiative grant of $33,750 were secured for the viewing platform project.

Keith Dempsey is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Brockville Recorder and Times. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

Keith Dempsey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times