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 [...]

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” [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Hurrah for the Peaks! Georgian Peaks Takes the Lead in Excellent Stewardship of the Escarpment Hills

Hurrah for the Peaks! Georgian Peaks Takes the Lead in Excellent Stewardship of the Escarpment Hills Wattles were strung across the ski runs Wilson’s Wiggle and lower Monster. (Photo: George Powell) Georgian Peaks ski club has a lot of very steep terrain that is prone to landslides. This summer, [...]

2018-11-26T19:44:13-04:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com

Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com The following Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com was written in response to an article in the Meaford Express by its editor, Chris Fell. He opposes the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s plan to add 10,793 hectares in Grey County to Escarpment Plan Area. Fell wrote that Grey County [...]

2018-11-26T19:44:29-04:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Protect the Loree Forest from Motorized Vehicles

Protect the Loree Forest from Motorized Vehicles By Donald Avery, (from Avery’s two reports submitted to The Blue Mountains Council) It should be emphasized that the Loree Forest is  an integral part of the Niagara Escarpment Park  and Open Space System (NEPOSS), which was recently described by the Ontario Land Use Planning [...]

2018-11-26T20:59:25-04:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |
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