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 [...]

2018-11-26T19:08:26-04:00August 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 [...]

2018-11-26T19:10:21-04:00August 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 [...]

2018-11-26T19:12:16-04:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Phragmites, Phragmites Event|Tags: |

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 [...]

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 [...]

We Met with the Local Golf Course Superintendents

We Met with the Local Golf Course Superintendents By George Powell and Eleanor Ward On April 10, members of the Watershed Action Group (WAG) and other members of Watershed Trust met with area golf course superintendents to discuss issues around water quality of local streams running through golf courses. Seven golf [...]

2018-11-26T19:15:49-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Golf Course Pesticides, News|Tags: |

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 [...]

2018-11-26T19:16:12-04:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Development, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |
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