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Saturday August 23: Defend the Nottawasaga River

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Jul 25th, 2014
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Gary Christie, Nottawasaga Steelheaders president

For how much longer will we be able to catch the magnificent fish that made the Nottawasaga River an angler’s mecca? Unfortunately the pressures on the watershed are increasing and the Nottawasaga needs our help. 

Consider:

* Walleye have all but disappeared from the river

* Steelhead (rainbow trout) are no longer found in the degraded lower stretch. Just a decade ago, anglers flocked to Wasaga Beach to catch these prized fish

* The Minesing Wetlands, the region’s critical buffer against flooding, have shrunk by 37% since 1955

* Effluent from an extra 30,000 people in Midhurst is to flow into the Minesing Wetlands

* The Nottawasaga has been removed from the list of federally protected navigable rivers

Governments at all levels have abandoned the river

Take action before it’s too late!

AWARE Simcoe is holding a public meeting in Wasaga Beach on Saturday – August 23, 2014 from 9:30am – 12:30pm. at the Wasaga Christian Church Hall, 278 Main Street.

Wasaga Christian Church

The meeting will address concern for the protection and health of the Nottawasaga River and its watershed; and the protection and health of the Minesing Wetlands, threatened by rampant development. Speakers from Nottawasaga Steelheaders, Midhurst Ratepayers and more. Saturday August 23 9:30-12:30

 For more information call 705-322-2545

All are welcome – bring a friend!

Please print off the flier and post it in your community. Link to flier: AWARE Wasaga Verion 

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