Though quite a few of the June Crown Point sessions had to be cancelled because of rain, the first complete walk-through of the McAnulty neighbourhood has been completed.
The neighbourhood is bordered by Nikola Tesla Blvd. to the north, Barton St. to the south, Ottawa St. N. to the west, and Kenilworth Ave. N. to the east.
Tuesday June 13th Notes:
- High readings on Beach Rd. in several locations, particularly by the truck entrance/exit gate near Kenilworth
- Medium Barton/Ottawa/Kenilworth levels likely caused by increased vehicle presence
- High levels at St. Christophers Park in the final few minutes of the walk – could be changing wind direction
Wednesday June 21st Notes:
- Very high peaks on Ottawa St – particularly when passed by heavy trucks, and more common when approaching Nikola Tesla Blvd
- Peak at Dofasco truck entrance/exit despite no vehicle presence – similar to June 13th
- A few extremely high peaks underneath the bridge on Nikola Tesla Blvd – usually when large vehicles (transport trucks/buses) passed by and kicked dust into the air
It is important to keep in mind that these are just a single set of readings – the entire area will be re-measured several times this summer to develop a more accurate idea of the spatial patterns of PM2.5 pollution in the area.
The 2nd set of readings of the McAnulty area will take place over the next 24 hours. If you’re interested in volunteering with tree inventory or air monitoring for the Trees Please project at McAnulty, or at our other site (McQuesten) check the calendars here: https://treespleasehamilton.org/