26/27 Sideroad & former County Road 91 Run-up to the Niagara Escarpment Commission Appeal Hearing

On Friday, January 25 2021 we sent an email to Watershed Trust membership inviting them to take part in an online info session about the future of 26/27 Sideroad in Clearview Township. The response was overwhelming, with more than 75 registrants and an outpouring of donations to help back our fight [...]

2021-03-19T11:56:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

It’s hardly the place for a boat channel – George Powell speaks out in defense of our Wetlands

Click on the Link below for the Simcoe.com article: ‘It’s hardly the place for a boat channel’: Collingwood environmental group critical of committee decision (simcoe.com)

2021-01-14T14:52:44-04:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Development, Education, News, Silver Creek, Silver Creek Wetland|

Collingwood has lost a great one

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust mourns the loss of Don Kerr, Order of Collingwood recipient Collingwood, ON – In their salute to Grassroots heroes of 2016, On the Bay Magazine profiled five people who made a difference in our local community. Don Kerr was chosen for the Silver Creek Vision Project, [...]

2020-09-22T16:06:51-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|

Presentation: Water Issues of Ontario

This presentation was given Feb 2020 by Dr. Romila Verma, School of the Environment and Department of Geography, University of Toronto. In partnership with GTLLI, she explains water concerns in our local area, greater south/central Ontario, and the world. Please hover over the presentation and use arrows to move [...]

2020-03-22T13:22:56-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Our Letter to the Ontario Greenbelt Council Chair, David Crombie

December 13, 2019 Ontario Greenbelt Council 777 Bay Street, 13th Floor Toronto ON M5G 3E5 Attention: David Crombie, Chair Re: Watershed Planning and Management Protects and Sustains Ontario’s Greenbelt and the Entire Greater Golden Horseshoe Dear Mr. Crombie: Founded in 1995, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation is one of the [...]

2020-01-09T20:06:50-04:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

Top Four Worst Land Development Projects in 2019

The Watershed Trust’s Watershed Action Group keeps an eye on development in our catchment area, especially within the boundaries of the Town of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains. At the moment, future development plans include 9,390 units (4625 units in Collingwood; 4765 units in TBM) with a capacity for 20,658 people [...]

We Welcome Jim Oliver, New Member of Board of Directors

Jim Oliver moved to The Blue Mountains in August, 2018, coming from Norfolk County along the shore of Lake Erie and in the heart of Canada’s Carolinian Forest Zone. Following graduation, he was a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher for five years, and then joined the Grand River Conservation [...]

2019-11-07T00:01:11-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Ontario Conservative Government’s Attack on the Ecosystem

We must draw attention to the reductions in the protection of the ecosystem from recent Ontario Government actions and proposals. Endangered Species Act proposals will reduce the protection for species at risk. Conservation Authorities Act proposals and cuts will decrease the CA capabilities for support of conservation activities including flood control. [...]

Help Save the Steep Seasonal Road Up Escarpment Natural

Township of Clearview’s request for Side Road 26/27 Niagara Escarpment Plan Amendment PS 215-18. The root of the problem is the proposed closing of a well-used section of former County Road 91 (Road 91) without providing an equivalent alternate route connecting Simcoe and Grey Counties. The road proposed to replace the [...]

2019-11-07T00:41:14-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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