Phragmites Summary: 2019-2021

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has come out with an excellent Summary Report on Phragmites australis, one of our most troublesome invasive species. After 2,500 volunteer hours and the removal of more than 16,000 kg of Phragmites from Collingwood’s shoreline, we are seeing reduced density and size of Phragmites regrowth. [...]

2022-01-12T13:57:56-04:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Phragmites, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Sideroad 26/27 Update: November 2021

Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens united in early 2020 to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. If you don’t remember the whole backstory, find it here. In early 2021, you helped us prepare for an [...]

Scars across the escarpment: the fight to save Clearview’s wetlands

They’re preparing to pave paradise. Amidst the scenic hills of the Niagara Escarpment in Simcoe County, a municipality is attempting to destroy an area of rare wetlands and old growth forests as part of their plans to sell a major road to a private quarry. Read the full article by Environmental [...]

2021-09-29T07:41:17-04:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Aggregates, Issues, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

26/27 Sideroad – Update

Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens have united to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. Our last update was March 29 th , so it’s about time to let you know where we stand! First off, [...]

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 [...]

It’s hardly the place for a boat channel – George Powell speaks out in defense of our Wetlands

Click on the Link below for the Simcoe.com article: ‘It’s hardly the place for a boat channel’: Collingwood environmental group critical of committee decision (simcoe.com)

2021-01-14T14:52:44-04:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Development, Education, News, Silver Creek, Silver Creek Wetland|

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: |

Letters to the New Ontario Government

By Don Kerr, member of Board and WAG The Trust has written several letters to the new Ontario government in an attempt to improve environmental legislation. We wrote to the ministers of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and Natural Resources (MNR) to request that they work together to expand the Greenbelt including the Niagara [...]

2018-11-26T18:57:04-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Current Newsletter, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Saving our Shoreline: We Helped Fight the Phrag

Watershed Trust is one of the community groups helping to cut back invasive Phragmites, the pernicious grass that’s spreading along the Georgian Bay shoreline, local wetlands and streams. We received a $15,000 grant from the Weston Foundation towards Fighting the Phrag and passed the money on to the NVCA. Sarah Campbell, [...]

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