Join us TONIGHT for The Pollinators Collingwood Brewery ! Start time 9:00 pm or dusk!

Chance to win some sweet honey treats plus learn more about great work being done by @pollinatecollingwood .  You can also enjoy a cold beverage from Collingwood Brewery and delicious food from VeganCo. 

Tickets can be bought at the door (cash only) or Eventbrite 

Don't forget your chair!
JOIN US on Tues. June 14th under the stars for The Pollinators,  Be The Change’s 2nd award-winning documentary @The Collingwood Brewery and celebrate Pollinators Week! 

The Pollinators follows migratory commercial beekeepers and their truckloads of honeybees during the annual growing season as they cross North America to pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat. 

https://www.pollinatecollingwood.ca will start the evening with a brief discussion on the valuable work they are doing to promote native pollinators in the Georgian Bay area.

Also featured will be a chance to win some delicious honey from Collingwood Honey Farms!

Tickets for The Pollinators MUST be purchased online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/321838998107
Tonight is MOVIE NIGHT!

Join us TONIGHT @thecollingwoodbrewery for the kick off of our 14th season of Be The Change film series.

You will also have a chance to win a 6-pack of tickets (valued at $100) to the @bluemtnfilmfest, June 2nd-5th!

For tickets go to https://btc.watershedtrust.ca/

Don't forget your chair!
LAST CHANCE TO BUY TICKETS!

Join us on TOMMORW NIGHT (Tuesday May 31st) @thecollingwoodbrewery for the kick off of our 14th season of Be The Change film series.

Out premier film is ‘To the Orcas, With Love’ featuring world renowned environmentalist David Suzuki.

You will also have a chance to win a 6-pack of tickets (valued at $100) to the @bluemtnfilmfest, June 2nd-5th!

For tickets go to https://btc.watershedtrust.ca/. 

Can't wait to see you there!
Join us on Tuesday May 31st @thecollingwoodbrewery for the kick off of our 14th season of Be The Change film series.

Out premier film is ‘To the Orcas, With Love’ featuring world renowned environmentalist David Suzuki.

You will also have a chance to win a 6-pack of tickets (valued at $100) to the @bluemtnfilmfest, June 2nd-5th!

For tickets go to https://btc.watershedtrust.ca/.
Red-headed Woodpeckers are medium sized woodpeckers with fairly large, rounded heads, short stiff tails and powerful spiked bills.

This beautiful bird was recently added to the engendered bird list due to its declining numbers due to loss of wetlands and breeding grounds.

This stunning photo was taken in Point Pelee by Duncan.

Photo Credit: Duncan Bristow

#bmwt #watershedtrust #redheadedwoodpecker #pointpellee #naturephotography #endangeredspecies
Join @watershedtrust on Thursday May 31st @thecollingwoodbrewery for the start of BMWT’s ‘ Be The Change’ film series!

Our first film is “To The Orcas With Love’ featuring David Suzuki. 

Enjoy a night under the stars, cold beer and delicious meal from @_veganco !

For tickets go to www.BTC.watershed trust.ca
Red-headed Woodpeckers are medium sized birds with fairly large, rounded heads, short tails and powerful spiked bills.

This beautiful bird was recently added to Canada’s endangered species list due to its declining population primarily due to reductions in wetlands and other breeding grounds.

This stunning photograph was taken by Duncan during his recent trip to Point Pelee.
Photo Credit: Duncan Bristow

#potw #redheadedwoodpecker #pointpelee #collingwood #wetlands #protectourwetlands
Welcome back to tBMWT’s 14th Annual t “Be The Change Film Series!

Join us on Tuesday May 31st @ Collingwood Brewery under the stars for ‘To The Orcas With Love’!

Time:  9pm
Cost: $12 adults

For tickets go to https://btc.watershedtrust.ca/

##bluemountainwatershedtrust #bmwt #bethechange #totheorcaswithlove #davidsuzuki #orcas #saveorcas
A Brooding Georgian Bay

This Spring's brooding grey skies over Georgian Bay have certainly reflected the concerns of many of us in Collingwood other the past few months.

This beautiful photo of Georgian Bay was taken behind the Sobey's in downtown Collingwood.
 Photo Credit:  Carl Michener

#bmwt #georgianbay ##bluemountainwatershedtrust
To make a donation to BMWT, and send a personalized digital Valentine's Card to your love one, please go to the link in our bio to donate ↑

https://watershedtrust.ca/contact/donate/.

To make a donation to BMWT, and send a personalized digital Valentine's Card to your love one, please go to https://watershedtrust.ca/contact/donate/.

Please include the name of your loved one and their email address on the donation page, in the section labelled: NAME & EMAIL OF RECIPIENT

Thank you for your support of BMWT and Happy Valentine's Day!
 
PS:  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact moragmckenzie2@gmail.com or call 647.641.1123.

Please include the name of your loved one and their email address on the donation page, in the section, labelled: NAME & EMAIL OF RECIPIENT
#WorldWetlandsDay2022  #ActForWetlands 

Today is a special day. A call to take action for wetlands is the focus of this years’ campaign. 

It's an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded.

Did you know that Canada is home to 25% of the worlds wetlands, yet we have drained approximately 70% in settled areas?

Wetlands protect us from flooding, drought and climate change. They protect wildlife by providing hundreds of species with safe places to eat, sleep and raise young. They give us natural places to play, learn and explore. They also clean the water we enjoy at beaches, lakes and rivers.

Visit: https://www.worldwetlandsday.org/ to do your part and donate. 💙
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 29th , so it’s about time to let you know where we stand!

The next event is an Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing taking place from November 8th to December 17th 2021. That’s a very long hearing, but the Watershed Trust is prepared with the environmental and engineering experts, as well as the top-drawer legal team, that we need. We have party at the hearing, which means that our testimony will influence the final decision.

The date of the hearing has not changed, but the nature of the organization overseeing it has. Schedule 6 of the recently passed Ontario Bill 245 Accelerating Access to Justice Act amalgamates a number of Boards and Tribunals under the OLT. 

AWARE Simcoe, the Nature League and Save 91 are all standing in solidarity with the Watershed Trust on this issue. If you have not visited Save91.ca, please do so. There, you can sign a petition, find a list of local political representatives to contact, get a free lawn sign and contact our local news outlets.

For more details, you can see the full article here: https://watershedtrust.ca/26-27-sideroad-update/
Join us tomorrow (Nov 16) for the next film in the Be The Change Film Series, The True Cost. A documentary about the environmental and social impacts of the fast fashion industry. 
More info and tickets available at bethechangefilmseries.com
Be the Change Film Series has a new film, True Cost, premiering November 16th 2021, 7:00 PM, at the Simcoe Street Theatre. 

The True Cost film is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. 

For more information & purchasing tickets, you can visit Be the Change in the link in our bio ⤴
Be The Change Film Series has a new film premiering Tuesday, October 19th at the Simcoe Street Theatre!
Learn more & purchase tickets at bethechangefilmseries.com
The next film in the Be The Change Film Series is tonight at @thecollingwoodbrewery !
For more info and to purchase tickets go to bethechangefilmseries.com
*CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN*
Toxic Beauty will now be our first film at The Simcoe Street Theatre on Oct 12th!
Join us for another Be The Change Film screening this Tuesday, September 21st at 7:30pm. We will be screening the documentary TOXIC BEAUTY, tickets are available at the link in our bio🍿🎥🎞 We hope to see you there!
A Honey Bee At Work
Over the winter the BMWT, Pollinate Collingwood, Enviroment Network, Collingwood BIA and staff from Parks & Recreation for the Town of Collingwood worked together to achieve Bee City designation for Collingwood.  A Bee City is part of a movement to support pollinator protection including protection for our hard working honey bees.

This beautiful photograph of a honey bee on a clover was taken near Collingwood.  It  recognizes the importance of pollinators in supporting healthy enviroments as they pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy everyday.
 Photo Credit:  Katie Lintern

Please send your Nature Photographs to naturephotos@watershedtrust.ca
I can't wait to see your latest pictures! -Morag McKenzie #beecity #pollinators #ontario #naturelovers
#POTW: Hiking Along the Rice Trail
The Peninsula Bruce Trail Club officially opened a new trail at Barrow Bay on Georgian Bay in June 2020.  The trail features cliffs, spectacular lookouts, dense forests and is habitat to a long list of wildlife and rare species of flora and fauna. 

This beautiful photograph was taken in July along the Rice Trail near Barrow Bay.  Photo Credit: Jim Oliver  #georgianbay #brucetrail #ontariotravel #lakehuron #naturelovers
We’re back with another movie next week! Get your tickets now through the link in our bio🎞🎥🍿 Can’t wait to see you there☺️ *note the change in time
#POTW: The Beautiful Pretty River

The Pretty River's headwaters are located on the Niagara Escarpment. It flows down the beautiful Pretty River Valley and drains into Nottawasaga Bay to the east of Collingwood Harbour.

This lovely photograph of the Pretty River captures its' many unique sections near Collingwood.
 Photo Credit:  Jeffrey Brydges
Only 2 more days! Have you got your tickets yet? Details and tickets available at bethechangefilmseries.com !🍿🎥🎞
#POTW: Collingwood Terminals Under A Rainbow  For more than six decades, the historic Collingwood Terminals helped to transfer prairie wheat from ships to trains and later trucks. Construction of the Collingwood Grain Terminals started in December 1928 when 4,078 wooden piles were driven into the lake bed to create a foundation for this landmark structure.

Whether you believe they are a gateway to the past or a white elephant, they are arguably the region's most recognized, photographed and beloved landmarks and an important reminder of Collingwood's 100-year shipbuilding past. 
Photo Credit:  Duncan Bristow  #nature #georgianbay #collingwoodontario #bluemountains #ontariotravel
Save the date! Be the Change Film Series is back for its 13th season. Details to come soon, keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages for more info🎬
#POTW: Known for its beautiful and clean turquoise blue waters, Georgian Bay is part of one of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world.  It is also a favourite place for all of us swim, boat and enjoy. 🌊⛵️☀️

This beautiful photograph was taken just off the Bruce Trail at Halfway Log Beach on the Bruce Pennisula.
Photo Credit:  Diane Hanson

Please send your Nature Photographs to photos@watershedtrust.ca. We can't wait to see your latest pictures!  #georgianbay #ontario #greatlakes