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’ [...]

November 21st, 2023|Categories: Current Newsletter, Events, News, Salmon Run, Uncategorized|

Our Awesome Summer Hire: McKay Barr

This year, The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust was awarded a grant from the Canada Summer Jobs programme, a federal initiative intended to facilitate meaningful employment experiences for youth under 30.  Our successful candidate, McKay Barr made a significant contribution to Marketing and Communications for the Trust.  He writes, “This past [...]

November 21st, 2023|Categories: Current Newsletter, News|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Proposed Huntingwood Trails Development a Danger to Silver Creek Wetland?!!

The Huntingwood Trail (West Lands) are the 21-hectare portion of the larger 5 Silver Creek Drive property, which lies to the south of Highway 26 West between the Silver Glen Preserve condominium development on the east and the Forest Subdivision on the west (as seen below, number 37). This residential [...]

We are looking FOR YOU! Volunteer with us!

Formed in 1994, BMWT is an all-volunteer grass roots organization supported by donations and fundraising. We have no paid employees and do not receive funding from any level of government. As you will read in this Newsletter, we are facing severe development pressures like we have never seen before. We [...]

September 6th, 2022|Categories: Current Newsletter, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Please Join Us at our Be The Change Film Series!

Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s (BMWT) 14th season of their Be The Change Film Series has gotten off to a fabulous start with six very inspiring environmental documentaries enjoy by audiences of up to 100 people at each! While all summer screens were held every other Tuesday under the stars at [...]

Our Youth Education Programs Continue

In December 2016 the Silver Creek stewardship Initiative Committee signed off on the last stages of our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. One of the initiatives of the project was to expand environmental education in elementary schools in Collingwood and Thornbury through a working relationship with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, [...]

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Current Newsletter, Education, News|Tags: |
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