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: |

Be The Change Season 13 is here!

We are thrilled to announce that we have kicked off our 13th season of Be The Change. After too long of a break, we are delighted to bring back films focusing on environmental advocacy and education to Collingwood. This year, our summer film screenings will be happening outdoors at the [...]

2021-11-05T08:21:14-04:00August 28th, 2021|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

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: |

World Wetlands Day 2021

February 2 is World Wetlands Day! This is a perfect time to reflect on and raise global awareness of the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. We at Blue Mountain Watershed Trust work hard to protect wetlands in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains to ensure the wonderful places that [...]

2021-01-29T13:13:48-04:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|
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