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 [...]

Top Four Worst Land Development Projects in 2019

The Watershed Trust’s Watershed Action Group keeps an eye on development in our catchment area, especially within the boundaries of the Town of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains. At the moment, future development plans include 9,390 units (4625 units in Collingwood; 4765 units in TBM) with a capacity for 20,658 people [...]

The Ontario Conservative Government’s Attack on the Ecosystem

We must draw attention to the reductions in the protection of the ecosystem from recent Ontario Government actions and proposals. Endangered Species Act proposals will reduce the protection for species at risk. Conservation Authorities Act proposals and cuts will decrease the CA capabilities for support of conservation activities including flood control. [...]

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: , , |

Save Ontario Species

Our most vulnerable species are on the chopping block (Excerpt from Ontario Nature) In its recently introduced omnibus Bill 108, “More Homes, More Choice Act” the province has included provisions that will virtually render ineffective the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Let’s be clear what the government is saying: building housing quickly [...]

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 [...]

2018-11-26T19:41:29-04:00October 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 [...]

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