Watershed: Silver Creek

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 [...]

Once Again, ‘Feast in the Forest’ Pledged Proceeds to Watershed Trust for Silver Creek Stewardship

Once Again, ‘Feast in the Forest’ Pledged Proceeds to Watershed Trust for Silver Creek Stewardship Blanka Guyatt, member of Watershed Trust Boardand WAG, left, Rebecca Ferguson, project manager of our Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative, centre, and Duncan Bristow, WAG member, right, at the Watershed Trust display at Kolapore. On [...]

2018-11-26T19:41:29+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Silver Creek, Silver Creek Wetland|Tags: |

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 [...]

The Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative

The Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative By Rebecca Ferguson, Project Manager of the Stewardship Initiative The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust began with a strong commitment to stewardship. It remains a part of our mission to educate the community on environmental issues in the watershed and to promote environmentally responsible solutions. The vision [...]

2018-11-26T19:48:21+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Categories: News, Silver Creek Wetland|Tags: , |

Ambitious new Silver Creek Stewardship project kicks off

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 22:15 With funding in hand, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust kicks off an ambitious new project to preserve and protect a local Class A salmon & trout stream. Collingwood, ON –It began last spring when the Kolapore Springs Fish Hatchery welcomed one and all to its Feast [...]

Impact of Run-Off

Impact of Run-Off Above: Scenic Caves Road ditch during 2015 spring freshet before rip rap was put in place. Write up and photographs by George Powell Our Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter provided an article emphasizing the impact that increasingly turbid runoff is having on our streams and showed photographs of [...]

2018-11-26T20:47:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Development, News, Silver Creek, Townline Creek|Tags: , |

Density, Intensification and Population Growth

Density, Intensification and Population Growth By Don Kerr We are facing unprecedented development in our watershed. The Trust decided to clarify our position on the Issues of density and intensification. At our September 1, 2015 Board meeting, we passed the following resolutions: To defend the principle of intensification in zoned settlement [...]

2018-06-20T16:14:13+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Silver Creek Wetland: Communicating our Vision for the Future

Silver Creek Wetland: Communicating our Vision for the Future By Don Kerr Last Sandpiper in the Silver Creek Wetlands Area. Photo by Cameron Powell For 20 years, The Watershed Trust has been reacting to proposals and applications for development in the Silver Creek Wetland area.  We expected that sometime [...]