Aggregates

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit?

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit? By Don Avery On April 4, 2018, The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole unanimously rejected the application of the Gibraltar Sand and Gravel Company for an amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning Policy. However, 12 days later this decision was [...]

SIDE ROAD 26/27 UPDATE

Side Road 26/27 Update By George Powell, member of Watershed Action Group (WAG) As we have reported in previous newsletters, Clearview Township proposes to upgrade Side Road 26/27. The Road traverses Escarpment Natural and Escarpment Protection, which comprise the most sensitive land designations in the Niagara Escarpment Plan. Clearview’s appeal is [...]

Field Trip: Where are Those Quarries? Where is 26/27? What’s it All About?

Field Trip: Where are Those Quarries? Where is 26/27? What’s it All About? By Peter Tollefsen, WAG member It was a beautiful day of sunshine in early June when a number of Trust members gathered in the Walmart parking lot. There had been grumbling of late, “we don’t get out much” [...]

2018-11-26T19:41:06+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Categories: Aggregates, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: , |

Side Road 26/27 Update

Side Road 26/27 Update By George Powell, member of Watershed Action Group In our Spring 2016 Newsletter, Don Avery and I reported on the status of Clearview Township’s application to the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) to upgrade Side Road 26/27. The application was denied by the NEC and was appealed by [...]

2018-11-26T19:43:12+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Categories: Aggregates, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: , |

Upgrading Clearview Sideroad 26/27 through the Escarpment is Environmentally Unsound

Upgrading Clearview Sideroad 26/27 through the Escarpment is Environmentally Unsound By George Powell, member of Watershed Trust WAG Committee Above: Looking east on Side Road 26/27. Here, above the brow of the Escarpment, the road provides access to three residences and is plowed and well-maintained. The upgrade of Clearview [...]

Sideroad 26/27: NEC History, Policy and Politics

Sideroad 26/27: NEC History, Policy and Politics By Don Avery, member of Watershed Trust Board and WAG Committee Purpose of the Escarpment Natural Area: “To maintain the natural Escarpment features…to encourage compatible recreation, conservation, and educational activities…to maintain and enhance the landscape quality of Escarpment features.” (NEP, Part One, 1.3. The [...]