Now Accepting Stocks & Securities Donations

Great news! The Watershed Trust can now accept donations of stocks and securities You can now make a tax-deductible donation of stocks or securities to the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation. Put stock in the fact that you are supporting your Watershed Trust, in environmental education, advocacy programs and onsite monitoring [...]

2022-01-14T08:17:36-04:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Phragmites Summary: 2019-2021

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has come out with an excellent Summary Report on Phragmites australis, one of our most troublesome invasive species. After 2,500 volunteer hours and the removal of more than 16,000 kg of Phragmites from Collingwood’s shoreline, we are seeing reduced density and size of Phragmites regrowth. [...]

2022-01-12T13:57:56-04:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Phragmites, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Sideroad 26/27 Update: November 2021

Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens united in early 2020 to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. If you don’t remember the whole backstory, find it here. In early 2021, you helped us prepare for an [...]

Youth Summit For Mother Earth 2021

By Arlo White During the Youth Summit for Mother Earth I was honoured to be sponsored by Blue Mountain Watershed Trust to enjoy hearing guest speakers who taught us knowledge on the environment and indigenous communities and culture. The summit was a life changing experience. Everyday there were live workshops streaming [...]

2021-11-23T12:39:55-04:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Education, News, Uncategorized|

Scars across the escarpment: the fight to save Clearview’s wetlands

They’re preparing to pave paradise. Amidst the scenic hills of the Niagara Escarpment in Simcoe County, a municipality is attempting to destroy an area of rare wetlands and old growth forests as part of their plans to sell a major road to a private quarry. Read the full article by Environmental [...]

2021-09-29T07:41:17-04:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Aggregates, Issues, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Collingwood See the Salmon Run Event Sat. Sept. 25

Major salmon migration event includes nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet food, FREE kids snack and edu-tainment! After a year’s hiatus, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s See the Salmon Run event is back: on Saturday, September 25th. The Collingwood/Town of Blue Mountains event is a chance for people of all ages [...]

2021-09-15T13:16:04-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Events, News, Salmon Run|

26/27 Sideroad – Update

Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens have united to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. Our last update was March 29 th , so it’s about time to let you know where we stand! First off, [...]

Silver for the Silver Creek

COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of any number of significant celebrations and events, not the least of which is the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. The roots of the Trust center around the Silver Creek Wetland, first designated as a provincially significant wetland in [...]

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: |
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