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P58   Summer  2015 and
P 58A Some photos of the bottle lake parking  from 2009   and include photos of "Bridge 1" parking in 2013. a discussion of two possible parking sites   ....the first bridge parking lot issues continued

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Late fall 2014 , note date .   The following email arrives. As usual they do their business out of cottage season.

Subject: FW: Operations Implementation Planning
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:05:54 +0000

HI Gary – will you please send out to the associations that you have contact with. We are looking for one representative from each association.
Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park staff has begun the planning for some priority projects in the park and would like to invite you to become familiar with these projects during a pre-consultation open house/work shop.
Since approval in 2008, the Kawartha Highland Signature Site Park Management Plan has provided guidance and direction for the park’s management. The implementation priorities (Sec. 10.0) outline a need for additional supporting  plans related to land management, science and information and operational processes.  
As we move forward to finalize an operations plan, we require your public input regarding:
1)      The development of a parking strategy (existing use).
2)      Backpacking trails including additional campsites and parking.
3)      Backcountry Cabins including need for additional parking.
Open House/Workshop
The open house/workshop will consist of a hour long presentation followed by a poster session.  Each participant will receive a work book to share their ideas and opinions.  These workbooks will be used to consider options and determine the public’s opinions for each of the three proposed implementation priorities.
By this invitation you are invited to attend at the below location. Space is limited so please RSVP by November 20th,  with myself,  at                         613-332-3940 (255).
Best Western  -Otonabee Inn
84 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, ON
Date: November 29, 2014
Time 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
There will be pizza and beverages provided.
Paul Smith
Park Superintendent
Kawartha Highlands Signature Site
613-332-3940 (255)

We have observations of that meeting. We will try and secure copies. It is our understanding that there was little, if any, formal discussion of the Carchacoma parking lot issues. That email was forwarded to all the local cottage association presidents. Copy on file.

April 2 2015 SGKH secretary forwarded  a powerpoint presentation made to them by Paul Smith at their AGM in Peterborough.

Please see the conclusions he reaches,   (line 2 highlighted), on Page  42. quoted

"Existing Parking Feedback

General support for proposed existing parking lot proposals.

Favour for Catchacoma expansion rather than Gold Lake.

Many like idea of separating camper and access parking at Anstruther Lake.

Main concerns are impacts of development of the natural environment, and private and tenured land enjoyment.

Much mention of day-use fees but no obvious support for one way or the other. "

  Discussed this 22 Ap 2015 with Paul Smith.
This is NOT a conclusion. It is a digestion of comments received at the Nov. workshop.