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: |

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application By Peter Tollefsen and Eleanor Ward An application for draft plan of subdivision and zoning by-law amendment approval was submitted to the Town of The Blue Mountains and the County of Grey in 2016 to develop a 26 ha (65 acre) of land on the south side of [...]

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application By Peter Tollefsen The Blue Mountains received applications in November 2017 for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments from Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for a property north of Scenic Caves at the intersection of 15th Sideroad and Scenic Caves [...]

2018-11-26T19:16:12+00:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Development, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek Townline Creek abuts the east side of the 70 Madeline Drive property and is representative of the numerous small Escarpment watercourses that [...]

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development By George Powell, WAG member The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats in the Blue Mountain Watershed continues to present challenges for municipalities, planners and environmental scientists tasked with identifying areas that should be preserved for the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem. This is why [...]

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) By Don Kerr, Board and WAG member The Ontario government has issued discussion papers for the review of several planning documents. One of these is a review of the Growth Plan Act. On August 8, 2016, [...]

Runoff and Erosion

Runoff and Erosion Spring Freshet 2016 By George Powell, member of WAG Committee Past articles in “The Watershed News” have endeavoured to bring to the membership our concerns regarding the impact of erosion on the Blue Mountain Watershed. Our involvement in the Townline Creek Assessment Reports has been ongoing since 2007. [...]

Impact of Run-Off

Impact of Run-Off Above: Scenic Caves Road ditch during 2015 spring freshet before rip rap was put in place. Write up and photographs by George Powell Our Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter provided an article emphasizing the impact that increasingly turbid runoff is having on our streams and showed photographs of [...]