Tranquility Trail Boardwalk

Author: 
Masters-Leniveau, Anouk
Category: 
Date: 
2003
Location: 
Library Shelves
Reference: 
TP-448
Collection: 
Host: 
Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation
Study: 
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

The Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHS) has developed a trail for the purpose of reflection and self-healing known as the Haliburton Highlands Tranquility Trail, located on the grounds of the facility. As an expansion project, a boardwalk extending over a wetland behind the hospital is being considered.

This paper presents background information on wetland ecology and preservation as a lead-in to looking at the important considerations behind the construction of such a boardwalk. These include location and design in terms of educational opportunities, accessibility, environmental impacts, physical feasibility, as well as government guidelines and costs related to the undertaking.