Bill 23 ‘eroding’ protections we rely on

The Watershed Trust plays a central role in this article by Erika Engel in Collingwood Today. 'If there’s a time and a place for you to step up and spend more time and energy trying to coordinate with other similar-minded people, to put some of your money where your mouth is, [...]

Collingwood See The Salmon Run Event Saturday, September 30th

Saturday September 30th 2023 10am-2pm 609830 Side Rd 12 The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P5 (Just west of the intersection of 6th Street and Grey Road 19, also known as Osler Bluff Road) Come join us! Last time 300+ adults and 150+ children attended and everyone loved it! Wear your [...]

2023-09-18T11:54:30-04:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Events, News, Salmon Run, Uncategorized|

Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Seeks to Recoup 32k in Costs from 26/27 Sideroad Battle

We are happy to announce the Town of Clearview has decided to withdraw from permitting the proposed reconstruction of 26/27 Sideroad. We want to say thank you for your donations, support and all the hard work of the Trust members/volunteers during this long endeavour. The fight is not over as we [...]

Be The Change Film Series – Season 15

The 15th season promises to be a great one, extending from January to November 2023. Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate / Georgian Bay Group, BTC’s environmentally- and socially-conscious movies will screen indoors at 7pm: $12 / $7 / $0 for general, student and under 12 admission. “You may think you know a lot about [...]

2023-08-03T11:16:02-04:00March 17th, 2023|Categories: Be the Change Film Series, Events, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Clearview Township Sideroad 26/27 Reconstruction Update

February 6, 2023 This Article is prepared by George Powell of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust (BMWT) regarding the proposed closing of former Simcoe County Road 91 (Cty Rd 91), now owned by the Township of Clearview (Clearview), and its replacement by the reconstruction of Nottawasaga Sideroad 26/27 to a rural township [...]

Open letter to The Chiefs of Ontario

The Ontario government passed Bill 23, a piece of legislation that purports to solve the housing crisis, when in fact it does the opposite. At the same time, it diminishes environmental protections and guts the ability of Conservation Authorities to correct bad development ideas. The Watershed Trust believes that legal recourse [...]

2023-08-03T11:19:22-04:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

BMWT Marches Against Bill 23!

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust continues our fight against Bill 23 and its plan to bulldoze our wetlands and green spaces,  joining the Protest Rally in Stayner on Saturday Nov 26th outside MPP  Brian Saunderson's office. Together with our sister environmental groups, we marched against Bill 23's plan to develop the Greenbelt and strip Nottawasaga Conservation Authority of the [...]

2023-08-03T11:20:07-04:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Reconstruction of Side Road 26/27 and Closure of County Road 91-A Massive Mistake

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust (BMWT), concerned area residents, and sister organizations have united to support the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s (NEC) denial of the Township of Clearview’s Application Permit to reconstruct Nottawasaga Side Road 26/27 and close a section of former Simcoe County Road 91 abutting the Walker Aggregate existing and [...]

Castle Glen Development-A Threat to Silver Creek Wetlands

Castle Glen has long been a massive proposed development in The Blue Mountains on County Road 19 near Osler Bluff Ski Club. The development has been on the books since 2006, when the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) gave approval for the development proposal on the 620-hectare property, which could include up [...]

Bridgewater (Consulate East)-Another Development Threat

This is a long-standing application and one in which the Trust has been extremely active over many years, based on its direct adjacency to the Provincially Significant Silver Creek Wetlands. The 37.16-hectare Bridgewater development lies to the north of Highway 26 West and to the south and west of Bartlett Boulevard [...]

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