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Silver for the Silver Creek

COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of any number of significant celebrations and events, not the least of which is the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. The roots of the Trust center around the Silver Creek Wetland, first designated as a provincially significant wetland in [...]

26/27 Sideroad & former County Road 91 Run-up to the Niagara Escarpment Commission Appeal Hearing

On Friday, January 25 2021 we sent an email to Watershed Trust membership inviting them to take part in an online info session about the future of 26/27 Sideroad in Clearview Township. The response was overwhelming, with more than 75 registrants and an outpouring of donations to help back our fight [...]

2021-03-19T11:56:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

World Wetlands Day 2021

February 2 is World Wetlands Day! This is a perfect time to reflect on and raise global awareness of the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. We at Blue Mountain Watershed Trust work hard to protect wetlands in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains to ensure the wonderful places that [...]

2021-01-29T13:13:48-04:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Info Session: Help us SAVE Escarpment wetlands – Video Recording

Gift certificate & charitable receipt Our info session was a great success—thank you to the 75+ who attended. Please see the video below for a replay of the 15-minute presentation and 45-minute Q&A that followed. For this final fight before the Environmental Review Tribunal, for their final decision on SR 26/27, [...]

2021-01-28T16:29:13-04:00January 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. [...]

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