The Ferris Ravine
The Taylor Massey Project
Part of the massive Taylor Creek Park Environmentally
Significant Area, or ESA, the Ferris Ravine south of Rexleigh constitutes
its most unspoiled section. While there can be some limited hiking
from Plaxton to Rexleigh, downstream of Rexleigh the ravine has
no path, is covered in dense vegetation, and is extremely wet throughout
its length - even in August. There is also no access to or from
the south side of Rexleigh, other than one achieved by climbing
a frost fence located on private property. The current qualities
of the ESA are maintained by its isolation: isolation the TMP considers
- The TMP hopes that work required under Wet Weather Flow to
address flows discharging into the ravine and currently eroding
the stream banks won't damage the ESA.
- Natural heritage inventories should be taken before and after
WWF, and should be maintained to ensure non-native species don't
get a foothold in the ravine.
- Owners of private property located along the ravine are asked
to protect against the discharge of water, litter, and the seeds
from non-native species from their property into the ravine.
- The TMP hopes that local property owners might form one or two
Reach Stewardship Groups, perhaps using Rexleigh Blvd as a dividing
line for areas of interest.
- Send any comments or expressions of interest to Eco@theTMP.org.
Sub-reach Photos (2002)