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: |

We Were One of Many Sponsors of The Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment

We Were One of Many Sponsors of The Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment By Blanka Guyatt, WT Board and WAG member The Heart of Turtle Island is a new book about the Niagara escarpment by photographer and artist Mark Zelinski. His diverse career as a professional photographer has taken [...]

2018-11-26T19:25:14-04:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek Townline Creek abuts the east side of the 70 Madeline Drive property and is representative of the numerous small Escarpment watercourses that [...]

SIDE ROAD 26/27 UPDATE

Side Road 26/27 Update By George Powell, member of Watershed Action Group (WAG) As we have reported in previous newsletters, Clearview Township proposes to upgrade Side Road 26/27. The Road traverses Escarpment Natural and Escarpment Protection, which comprise the most sensitive land designations in the Niagara Escarpment Plan. Clearview’s appeal is [...]

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development By George Powell, WAG member The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats in the Blue Mountain Watershed continues to present challenges for municipalities, planners and environmental scientists tasked with identifying areas that should be preserved for the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem. This is why [...]

Field Trip: Where are Those Quarries? Where is 26/27? What’s it All About?

Field Trip: Where are Those Quarries? Where is 26/27? What’s it All About? By Peter Tollefsen, WAG member It was a beautiful day of sunshine in early June when a number of Trust members gathered in the Walmart parking lot. There had been grumbling of late, “we don’t get out much” [...]

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) By Don Kerr, Board and WAG member The Ontario government has issued discussion papers for the review of several planning documents. One of these is a review of the Growth Plan Act. On August 8, 2016, [...]

Side Road 26/27 Update

Side Road 26/27 Update By George Powell, member of Watershed Action Group In our Spring 2016 Newsletter, Don Avery and I reported on the status of Clearview Township’s application to the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) to upgrade Side Road 26/27. The application was denied by the NEC and was appealed by [...]

Hurrah for the Peaks! Georgian Peaks Takes the Lead in Excellent Stewardship of the Escarpment Hills

Hurrah for the Peaks! Georgian Peaks Takes the Lead in Excellent Stewardship of the Escarpment Hills Wattles were strung across the ski runs Wilson’s Wiggle and lower Monster. (Photo: George Powell) Georgian Peaks ski club has a lot of very steep terrain that is prone to landslides. This summer, [...]

2018-11-26T19:44:13-04:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com

Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com The following Letter to the Editor of Simcoe.com was written in response to an article in the Meaford Express by its editor, Chris Fell. He opposes the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s plan to add 10,793 hectares in Grey County to Escarpment Plan Area. Fell wrote that Grey County [...]

2018-11-26T19:44:29-04:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |
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