Driving along Dyke Road recently I noticed with dismay that the weathered driftlogs strewn randomly along Gilbert Beach have all been turned into massive mounds of sawdust.
While I am sure that there is a logical explanation from an engineering point of view, removing all of that naturally landed wood and attendant habitat takes away a good portion of the untidy charm of that zone.
People are always sitting there picnicking or just staring at the river from a natural quiet perch on logs that have probably been there for decades. The recent high tides may have brought a few more in, but c’mon!
Does the city really need a make-work project that removes every last stick and turns it into a woodchip?
This is not even mentioning all the small plants and animals that had made the area their home.