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Conservation Authority board refuses to provide leadership on protecting Lake Simcoe

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Mar 22nd, 2019
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Jack Gibbons

Jack Gibbons

From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch

This morning I made a deputation at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) Board of Directors meeting.

On behalf of Lake Simcoe Watch, I asked the Board Members to direct their staff to work with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to develop plans and budgets to achieve the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan’s phosphorus reduction and natural cover (wetlands, meadows and forest) targets by 2026.

The Board Members refused to do so. Instead, they merely directed the Conservation Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer to send a letter to Lake Simcoe Watch.

To read my deputation to the LSRCA’s Board of Directors please click here.
For a full list of politicians who serve on the LSRCA’s Board of Directors please click here.

These are the directors from Simcoe County:
​City of Barrie ​Councillor Natalie Harris
​City of Barrie ​Councillor Clare Riepma
​Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury ​Councillor Peter Ferragine
Town of Innisfil Councillor Alex Waters
​Town of New Tecumseth ​Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre
Township of Oro-Medonte ​​Councillor Scott Macpherson (Vice Chair)
​Township of Ramara ​No representative appointed

What you can do
Please sign our petition requesting that Caroline Mulroney and Catherine McKenna develop a plan and budget to achieve the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan’s phosphorus reduction and natural cover targets by 2026.

Sign the petition to Save Lake Simcoe

Please pass this message on to your friends and neighbours.

Lake Simcoe Watch is a joint initiative of AWARE Simcoe, the Innisfil District Association, the Lake Simcoe Association, the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance, the South Lake Simcoe Naturalists, the STORM Coalition and the West Oro Ratepayers’ Association.

One Response to “Conservation Authority board refuses to provide leadership on protecting Lake Simcoe”

  1. Carolyn Arbour says:

    Were any of you a Scout? Boy or girl? Do you remember the Scout Law? A Scout is helpful and trustworthy, kind and cheerful, considerate and clean, and wise in the use all resources. If we teach kids to be wise in the use of our resources, why can’t you? It’s not complicated. It’s not political. It’s wise use of our resources. Our kids future resources. Do what you know is right.

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