Bridgewater OLT Hearing (May 17th – 19th, 2023)

The Blue Mountain Watershed took participant status at the OLT (Ontario Land Tribunal) hearing (May 17th – 19th, 2023) regarding the town’s “lack of decision” on the increased density request by the developer.  This development had previously been approved by the OMB in 2007 with concessions made to the Trust regarding [...]

Huntingwood Trails – Success! For now…

Huntingwood Trails, virtually on the banks of Silver Creek, and surrounded by provincially significant wetlands, is a development for which the Town of Collingwood had closed the file due to failure to fulfill conditions for Draft Plan of Subdivision. The proponent appealed to the OLT and Watershed Trust members took party [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 article: ‘It’s hardly the place for a boat channel’: Collingwood environmental group critical of committee decision (

Saving our Shoreline: We Helped Fight the Phrag

Watershed Trust is one of the community groups helping to cut back invasive Phragmites, the pernicious grass that’s spreading along the Georgian Bay shoreline, local wetlands and streams. We received a $15,000 grant from the Weston Foundation towards Fighting the Phrag and passed the money on to the NVCA. Sarah Campbell, [...]

How Well Protected is the Silver Creek Wetland?

By Jan Ferrigan Almost anyone who moves to this area has the same sentiment that basically translates to – “Now that I’ve moved here, it’s getting crowded.” Newcomers and long time residents all want to slow development and preserve the natural areas that make South Georgian Bay such a wonderful place [...]

Once Again, ‘Feast in the Forest’ Pledged Proceeds to Watershed Trust for Silver Creek Stewardship

Once Again, ‘Feast in the Forest’ Pledged Proceeds to Watershed Trust for Silver Creek Stewardship Blanka Guyatt, member of Watershed Trust Boardand WAG, left, Rebecca Ferguson, project manager of our Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative, centre, and Duncan Bristow, WAG member, right, at the Watershed Trust display at Kolapore. On [...]

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A Report on our Year-Long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative

A Report on our Year-Long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative By Rebecca Ferguson, project manager of the Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative Another year is coming to a close—and with it ends the Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative. The vision for the Stewardship Initiative began in the spring of 2015 at Feast in the Forest. Kolapore Springs [...]

Runoff and Erosion

Runoff and Erosion Spring Freshet 2016 By George Powell, member of WAG Committee Past articles in “The Watershed News” have endeavoured to bring to the membership our concerns regarding the impact of erosion on the Blue Mountain Watershed. Our involvement in the Townline Creek Assessment Reports has been ongoing since 2007. [...]

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