26/27 Sideroad – Update

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 29 th , so it’s about time to let you know where we stand! First off, [...]

26/27 Sideroad & former County Road 91 Run-up to the Niagara Escarpment Commission Appeal Hearing

On Friday, January 25 2021 we sent an email to Watershed Trust membership inviting them to take part in an online info session about the future of 26/27 Sideroad in Clearview Township. The response was overwhelming, with more than 75 registrants and an outpouring of donations to help back our fight [...]

2021-03-19T11:56:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Help Save the Steep Seasonal Road Up Escarpment Natural

Township of Clearview’s request for Side Road 26/27 Niagara Escarpment Plan Amendment PS 215-18. The root of the problem is the proposed closing of a well-used section of former County Road 91 (Road 91) without providing an equivalent alternate route connecting Simcoe and Grey Counties. The road proposed to replace the [...]

2019-11-07T00:41:14-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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 Niagara [...]

2018-11-26T18:57:04-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Current Newsletter, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit?

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit? By Don Avery On April 4, 2018, The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole unanimously rejected the application of the Gibraltar Sand and Gravel Company for an amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning Policy. However, 12 days later this decision was [...]

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application By Peter Tollefsen and Eleanor Ward An application for draft plan of subdivision and zoning by-law amendment approval was submitted to the Town of The Blue Mountains and the County of Grey in 2016 to develop a 26 ha (65 acre) of land on the south side of [...]

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application By Peter Tollefsen The Blue Mountains received applications in November 2017 for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments from Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for a property north of Scenic Caves at the intersection of 15th Sideroad and Scenic Caves [...]

2018-11-26T19:16:12-04:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Development, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

We Are A Voice for Improving Legislation for Protection of the Ecosystem

We Are A Voice for Improving Legislation for Protection of the Ecosystem By Don Kerr, Board and WAG member Over the years, the Trust has been sending submissions to government commenting on ways to improve the legislation that we must operate under in order to better protect the ecosystem. Here are [...]

2018-11-26T19:24:26-04:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |
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