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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|

Letters to the New Ontario Government

By Don Kerr, member of Board and WAG The Trust has written several letters to the new Ontario government in an attempt to improve environmental legislation. We wrote to the ministers of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and Natural Resources (MNR) to request that they work together to expand the Greenbelt including the [...]

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

Meet new WAG Member Lucy Richmond

Lucy with her grandchildren on the beach at Craigleith. About 15 years ago, when her daughter and son-in-law were expecting the arrival of their first child, Lucy purchased a small chalet in Craigleith, on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The one-lane dirt road the chalet sits upon, [...]

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

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 [...]

The Future of Ecologically Sensitive Escarpment Sideroad 26/27 is still Undecided

By George Powell, WAG member Blue Mountain Watershed Trust asked the Wynne Government in April, 2017 for a Part II Order, an environmental assessment to consider the environmental effects of reconstructing Sideroad 26/27 before the project proceeds. We were directed to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and they [...]

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 [...]