Bill 23 ‘eroding’ protections we rely on

The Watershed Trust plays a central role in this article by Erika Engel in Collingwood Today. 'If there’s a time and a place for you to step up and spend more time and energy trying to coordinate with other similar-minded people, to put some of your money where your mouth is, [...]

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 Boulevard [...]

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 development [...]

Silver for the Silver Creek

COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of any number of significant celebrations and events, not the least of which is the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. The roots of the Trust center around the Silver Creek Wetland, first designated as a provincially significant wetland in [...]

It’s hardly the place for a boat channel – George Powell speaks out in defense of our Wetlands

Click on the Link below for the Simcoe.com article: ‘It’s hardly the place for a boat channel’: Collingwood environmental group critical of committee decision (simcoe.com)

Developer Wants to Double the Density Within the Silver Creek Wetland

We made a submission to the Public Meeting in Collingwood on March 25, 2019,  regarding the proposed zoning by-law amendment for Bridgewater on Georgian Bay. The essence of the submission follows. The new proposal is essentially the same as the plan approved by Ontario Municipal Board in 2007 commonly known as [...]

2019-11-07T00:30:52-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 Campbell, [...]

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 place [...]

A Report on our Year-Long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative

A Report on our Year-Long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative By Rebecca Ferguson, project manager of the Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative Another year is coming to a close—and with it ends the Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative. The vision for the Stewardship Initiative began in the spring of 2015 at Feast in the Forest. Kolapore Springs [...]

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