WAG Member Awarded Town of Blue Mountains Sustainability Award

Congratulations to Watershed Action Group member Stella Presthus Juhasz, who has been awarded the Town of Blue Mountains Sustainability Award. Thank you for your dedication to the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust and your community.  Without your volunteerism many services, spaces, programs, and cultural opportunities would not be possible. The award will [...]

2024-03-27T13:27:36-04:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Huntingwood Trails East Development Proposal Rejected by Town of Collingwood

  February 21, 2024 The east side of the Silvercreek Wetland south of Highway 26 has survived another development application. The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust was pleased with Town of Collingwood Council’s unanimous rejection of the Huntingwood Trails East development application. On February 5th  the Town of Collingwood Planning Department recommended [...]

2024-03-03T17:15:37-04:00March 3rd, 2024|Categories: Development, Issues, News, Silver Creek Wetland, Uncategorized|

Our greatest success of 2023 – Clearview Township’s withdrawal of the Development Permit Application to the Niagara Escarpment Commission to redevelop Side Road 26/27.

Our legal efforts at the Ontario Land Tribunal represent an almost 10-year odyssey of research, opposition and advocacy, that resulted in a massive win for the Trust and for the environmentally significant Sideroad 26-27, protecting the two most sensitive land use designations within the Niagara Escarpment and preserving cold water fisheries [...]

2024-02-06T15:59:37-04:00February 6th, 2024|Categories: Development, Issues, News, Uncategorized|

Annual General Meeting – Thurs. 23 Nov. 2023

Barbara Zimmerman Come find out in more detail what your Watershed Trust has been up to. Thursday 23 November, 7:00pm...at the Collingwood Brewery! Our Guest Speaker this year is Barbara Zimmerman, PhD of Clarksburg, a bona fide boots-on-the-ground conservation hero in the Brazilian Amazon. Don't miss it...no RSVP required.

2023-11-22T12:54:08-04:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

See The Salmon 2023

(Photography by Duncan Bristow) A warm and sunny Saturday September 30 saw our 14th annual See the Salmon event, a celebration with 250+ people in attendance at the Foley farm. We featured conservation experts from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Georgian Bay Forever, The Pollinators, and the Georgian Triangle Anglers’ Association [...]

2023-11-21T12:59:41-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Current Newsletter, Events, News, Salmon Run, Uncategorized|

Ongoing Vigilance – WAG Report

(Submitted by WAG member Lucy Richmond) During the past year, the Trust’s Watershed Action Group (WAG) has been busy in both The Town of Collingwood and in The Blue Mountains. Here are some of the things that we have been working on to fulfill our mandate to preserve and conserve local [...]

2023-11-21T12:34:22-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Golf Course Pesticides 2023 results

(Submitted by WAG member Chris Mifflin) Golf courses are known for having perfect, weed-free turf. But this perfection comes at a price. Many kinds of grass on our local golf courses are not native to Ontario and require intense maintenance not only to stay green and lush but to ensure its [...]

2023-11-22T12:45:51-04:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Golf Course Pesticides, Issues, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |
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