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When will LRSCA reject the DG Group’s wetland destruction application?

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Feb 9th, 2018
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From Jack Gibbons, Chair, North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance

More than nine months ago, the DG Group submitted an application to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) seeking permission to build a 1,073 unit subdivision in the Paradise Beach-Island Grove Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) in the North Gwillimbury Forest.

Nine long months later, the LSRCA has still not rejected the DG Group’s application despite the fact that its Watershed Development Guidelines:

-Prohibit residential developments on PSWs; and
-Require it to complete its review of applications within 30 to 90 days.

What is going on? Why are we still waiting for the LSRCA to protect Lake Simcoe’s watershed?

Mayor Margaret Quirk and Deputy Mayor Naomi Davison are the Town of Georgina’s representatives on the LSRCA’s board. At the LSRCA’s February 23rd meeting they should move a motion to request the LSRCA to reject the DG Group’s wetland destruction application.

Please contact Mayor Quirk (mquirk@georgina.ca) and Deputy Mayor Davison (ndavison@georgina.ca) and ask them to do so.

Please pass this message on to your friends. Thank you.

AWARE Simcoe note: the following are LSRCA board members from Simcoe County – let your representative know how you feel:

​City of Barrie ​Councillor Peter Silveira
​City of Barrie (Citizen Representative) ​Mr. Jay Dolan
​City of Orillia (Ex-Officio) ​Councillor Sara Valiquette-Thompson
​Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury ​Councillor Peter Ferragine
​Town of Innisfil ​Councillor Richard Simpson (Vice-Chair)
​Town of New Tecumseth ​Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre
​Township of Oro-Medonte ​Councillor Scott Macpherson
​Township of Ramara ​No representative for 2017

 

One Response to “When will LRSCA reject the DG Group’s wetland destruction application?”

  1. Ann says:

    Mayor Quirk and Deputy Mayor Davison, you are the Town of Georgina’s representatives on the LSRCA’s board. At the LSRCA’s February 23rd meeting you should move a motion to request the LSRCA to reject the DG Group’s wetland destruction application.

    Please do your part to finally stop this insane development from destroying the North Gwillimbury Forest and impacting Lake Simcoe.

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