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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Townline Creek Assessment Report for 2016

Townline Creek Assessment Report for 2016 By George Powell, WAG member The water quality of Townline Creek has been monitored since 2007 through a partnership of Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation (BMWTF), the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA). The purpose of water quality monitoring [...]

2018-11-26T19:36:37+00:00May 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Townline Creek|Tags: |

Update on Townline Creek

Update on Townline Creek By George Powell The water quality of Townline Creek has been monitored since 2007 through a Figure 1: The geomean of total phosphorus concentrations (mgl/L) from the six Nottawasaga Bay watercourses originating on the Niagara Escarpment in 2015. Geomeans from stations closest to watercourse mouth. [...]

2018-11-26T19:40:38+00:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: News, Townline Creek|Tags: |

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 [...]

Townline Creek Monitoring

Townline Creek Monitoring By George Powell Through our partnership with Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA), we continue our water quality monitoring program at four locations along Townline Creek and at one location on Silver Creek. The purpose of the monitoring is to understand the [...]

2018-11-26T21:01:27+00:00March 21st, 2013|Categories: News, Townline Creek|Tags: |