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Vision Talisman Event – December 10

From the Escarpment Corridor Alliance: What can the Talisman lands become? We're calling the Beaver Valley community to help us paint a picture of the future!  We've hired architects to create a visionary visual example to help developers, governments and other stakeholders see what the community wants. We believe there is [...]

2023-11-28T12:38:47-04:00November 28th, 2023|Categories: News|

Annual General Meeting – Thurs. 23 Nov. 2023

Barbara Zimmerman Come find out in more detail what your Watershed Trust has been up to. Thursday 23 November, 7:00pm...at the Collingwood Brewery! Our Guest Speaker this year is Barbara Zimmerman, PhD of Clarksburg, a bona fide boots-on-the-ground conservation hero in the Brazilian Amazon. Don't miss it...no RSVP required.

2023-11-22T12:54:08-04:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

See The Salmon 2023

(Photography by Duncan Bristow) A warm and sunny Saturday September 30 saw our 14th annual See the Salmon event, a celebration with 250+ people in attendance at the Foley farm. We featured conservation experts from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Georgian Bay Forever, The Pollinators, and the Georgian Triangle Anglers’ Association [...]

2023-11-21T12:59:41-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Current Newsletter, Events, News, Salmon Run, Uncategorized|

Be the Change 2023 – Our Most Successful Season to Date

(Submitted by Kathleen Knoll) Our BTC Film Series Season 15 line up was scheduled to coordinate with seasonal and monthly celebrations.  Our film screenings coincided with events such as International Women’s Day in March and Earth Day in April. Our goal this year was to guide our audience to resources and [...]

2023-11-21T12:39:35-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Be the Change Film Series, Current Newsletter, News|

Our Awesome Summer Hire: McKay Barr

This year, The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust was awarded a grant from the Canada Summer Jobs programme, a federal initiative intended to facilitate meaningful employment experiences for youth under 30.  Our successful candidate, McKay Barr made a significant contribution to Marketing and Communications for the Trust.  He writes, “This past summer [...]

2023-11-22T12:43:52-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Current Newsletter, News|

Ongoing Vigilance – WAG Report

(Submitted by WAG member Lucy Richmond) During the past year, the Trust’s Watershed Action Group (WAG) has been busy in both The Town of Collingwood and in The Blue Mountains. Here are some of the things that we have been working on to fulfill our mandate to preserve and conserve local [...]

2023-11-21T12:34:22-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Golf Course Pesticides 2023 results

(Submitted by WAG member Chris Mifflin) Golf courses are known for having perfect, weed-free turf. But this perfection comes at a price. Many kinds of grass on our local golf courses are not native to Ontario and require intense maintenance not only to stay green and lush but to ensure its [...]

2023-11-22T12:45:51-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Golf Course Pesticides, Issues, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Bridgewater OLT Hearing (May 17th – 19th, 2023)

The Blue Mountain Watershed took participant status at the OLT (Ontario Land Tribunal) hearing (May 17th – 19th, 2023) regarding the town’s “lack of decision” on the increased density request by the developer.  This development had previously been approved by the OMB in 2007 with concessions made to the Trust regarding [...]

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