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Tuesday January 26: information session on replacement of County Road 91 in Clearview

In Clearview
Jan 20th, 2021
Sideroad 26/27

Sideroad 26/27

SAVE Escarpment Wetlands, SAVE County Road 91

From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation

One of our popular inter-county roads is on the chopping block. The proposed replacement is a seasonal sideroad with a 14% grade that traverses delicate Niagara Escarpment wetlands.

Walker Aggregates Inc. has quarries on both sides of former County Road 91 (CR91). The company has an agreement to purchase the western portion of the road, although it already has a tunnel underneath for their vehicles. They propose to replace this 100-year-old inter-county road by upgrading seasonal Sideroad 26/27. This won’t eliminate truck traffic on CR91, nor reduce it on Line 10. But it will destroy wetlands and fish habitat.

Neither the purchase nor the replacement/upgrade should happen. We’re here to see that they won’t. The Watershed Trust has been fighting this fight since 2015—now we need your help.

Calling all local residents to join in an info session on Tuesday, 26 January at 7:00pm EST

You’ll learn:
-The backstory behind this bizarre, untendered sale of a public road
-The environmental risks
-The road safety risks
-The win-win alternative that should be adopted
-Where we stand
-What’s next
-Ways you can help

Listen to a short presentation and participate in a Question & Answer session.

REGISTER HERE or visit www.Eventbrite.com -> search ‘SAVE Escarpment wetlands’

or learn more at www.watershedtrust.ca/events

About The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation (Watershed Trust), Ontario’s first watershed trust, was founded in 1994. During the past 20 years, the Watershed Trust has dedicated itself to the task of protecting watercourses from the Batteaux Creek in Nottawa to the Beaver River in Thornbury. This includes the Silver Creek Wetland, one of our region’s most valuable natural features. The Silver Creek Watershed offers $10.5 Million worth of non-market ecological services to the province each year.

The mandate of the Watershed Trust is to “protect and enhance the Blue Mountains watershed ecosystem through direct action, advocacy and education”.

BMWTF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization supported by donations and fundraising. The organization exists in order to raise awareness of and protect watercourses in the Collingwood/Blue Mountains area including Silver, Townline, Batteaux and Black Ash Creeks; the Beaver and Pretty Rivers; and Indian Brook.

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