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Info Session Jan 26 7pm: Help us SAVE Escarpment wetlands

Help us SAVE Escarpment wetlands Help KEEP County Road 91 Walker Aggregates has an agreement to purchase the western portion of former County Road 91 (CR91) abutting their properties. They propose to replace this 100-year-old inter-county road by upgrading seasonal Sideroad 26/27. Neither the purchase nor the replacement should happen. We’re [...]

2021-01-18T19:50:29-04:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Events|

Presentation: Water Issues of Ontario

This presentation was given Feb 2020 by Dr. Romila Verma, School of the Environment and Department of Geography, University of Toronto. In partnership with GTLLI, she explains water concerns in our local area, greater south/central Ontario, and the world. Please hover over the presentation and use arrows to move [...]

2020-03-22T13:22:56-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Our Letter to the Ontario Greenbelt Council Chair, David Crombie

December 13, 2019 Ontario Greenbelt Council 777 Bay Street, 13th Floor Toronto ON M5G 3E5 Attention: David Crombie, Chair Re: Watershed Planning and Management Protects and Sustains Ontario’s Greenbelt and the Entire Greater Golden Horseshoe Dear Mr. Crombie: Founded in 1995, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation is one of the [...]

2020-01-09T20:06:50-04:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

Top Four Worst Land Development Projects in 2019

The Watershed Trust’s Watershed Action Group keeps an eye on development in our catchment area, especially within the boundaries of the Town of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains. At the moment, future development plans include 9,390 units (4625 units in Collingwood; 4765 units in TBM) with a capacity for 20,658 people [...]

We Welcome Jim Oliver, New Member of Board of Directors

Jim Oliver moved to The Blue Mountains in August, 2018, coming from Norfolk County along the shore of Lake Erie and in the heart of Canada’s Carolinian Forest Zone. Following graduation, he was a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher for five years, and then joined the Grand River Conservation [...]

2019-11-07T00:01:11-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Ontario Conservative Government’s Attack on the Ecosystem

We must draw attention to the reductions in the protection of the ecosystem from recent Ontario Government actions and proposals. Endangered Species Act proposals will reduce the protection for species at risk. Conservation Authorities Act proposals and cuts will decrease the CA capabilities for support of conservation activities including flood control. [...]

Help Save the Steep Seasonal Road Up Escarpment Natural

Township of Clearview’s request for Side Road 26/27 Niagara Escarpment Plan Amendment PS 215-18. The root of the problem is the proposed closing of a well-used section of former County Road 91 (Road 91) without providing an equivalent alternate route connecting Simcoe and Grey Counties. The road proposed to replace the [...]

2019-11-07T00:41:14-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Developer Wants to Double the Density Within the Silver Creek Wetland

We made a submission to the Public Meeting in Collingwood on March 25, 2019,  regarding the proposed zoning by-law amendment for Bridgewater on Georgian Bay. The essence of the submission follows. The new proposal is essentially the same as the plan approved by Ontario Municipal Board in 2007 commonly known as [...]

2019-11-07T00:30:52-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Meet Kathleen Knoll, New Member of Board of Directors

Kathleen Knoll has roots extending back six generations to the mid-1800s in Collingwood and the Georgian Triangle. She has strong family connections to the landscape and to the marine/shipbuilding culture of this area.  Her grandfather Arnold Knoll worked as an electrician for 25 years at the Collingwood Shipyards and her grandfather [...]

2019-11-06T23:54:59-04:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

Climate Change Report: We are Failing Badly

Members of the Trust are well aware of the seriousness of global warming and its negative effects on weather extremes of flooding, drought, forest fires, loss of coral reefs and biodiversity, forced migrations (Syria), disruptions of northern peoples, etc.; and it is going to get worse. Unfortunately, many people believe we [...]

2019-11-06T22:05:27-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Development, News|Tags: |
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