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+00:00June 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+00:00November 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, [...]

The Future of Ecologically Sensitive Escarpment Sideroad 26/27 is still Undecided

By George Powell, WAG member Blue Mountain Watershed Trust asked the Wynne Government in April, 2017 for a Part II Order, an environmental assessment to consider the environmental effects of reconstructing Sideroad 26/27 before the project proceeds. We were directed to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and they indicated [...]

How Well Protected is the Silver Creek Wetland?

By Jan Ferrigan Almost anyone who moves to this area has the same sentiment that basically translates to – “Now that I’ve moved here, it’s getting crowded.” Newcomers and long time residents all want to slow development and preserve the natural areas that make South Georgian Bay such a wonderful place [...]

Letter to the Globe & Mail re: Pesticides.

Response from George Powell, Vice Chair Watershed Action Group to the Globe & Mail article: Canada to phase out most uses of pesticides linked to bee deaths by Eric Atkins published August 15, 2018 August 15, 2018 Dear Editor: Re: Canada to Restrict Use of Two Pesticides Article by Eric Atkins in Thursday’s [...]

2018-11-26T19:08:26+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Golf Course Pesticides, News|Tags: |

Media Release: Help us fight an aggressive invasive plant in Collingwood & Blue Mountains

Help us fight an aggressive invasive plant in Collingwood & Blue Mountains 2 August 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Collingwood, ON – On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. "It’s an extremely [...]

2018-11-26T19:10:21+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

Fight the Phrag! August 18, 2018

DATE: Saturday, August 18th 2018 TIME: Morning session 8:00 – 11:00, Lunch 11:30 – 1:00, Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:30 LOCATION: West Collingwood Shoreline (map to come) Phragmites is an invasive plant that poses a serious threat to our local environment. It has invaded our beaches and our wetlands. If left [...]

2018-11-26T19:12:16+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites, Phragmites Event|Tags: |