Come Hear What Karl Dockstader Has To Say!
A News Brief
Posted August 5th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – Karl Dockstader, a Niagara Falls resident and member of the local indigenous community, will speak in St. Catharines this coming Tuesday, August 9th about the ongoing battle to keep hundreds of acres of forest and wetlands in the Falls from being sacrificed for sprawling urban development.
Dockstader will be speaking about the importance of saving what has come to be known by growing number of concerned Niagara residents as the Thundering Waters Forest at the Mahthay Café in downtown St. Catharines at 7p.m. on August 9th.
“Little known to many people is that (City of) Niagara Falls planning procedures allows for the virtual destruction of one of the few remaining great forested areas in the city,’ says Dockstader. “The only way to stop it is to speak out as concerned residents of Niagara.”
The future of the Thundering Waters Forest within the Niagara River watershed in the southwest end of Niagara Falls is hanging in the balance with plans by a Chinese government-based firm called GR Investments to build a billion-dollar residential and commercial development there.
One of the best upcoming chances for stopping this destruction, says Dockstader added, “is to appeal to the sensibility of Niagara Falls city councillors at the statutory public meeting being held at Niagara Falls City Council on August 23rd at 6:30 pm.
To stay up to date on the issue and to get more details people can follow our efforts on: www.facebook.com/groups/SaveThunderingWatersForest
“This Thundering Waters Forest, and all the living things that walk, fly, crawl and grow in and around it, needs us to speak for it now,” says Dockstader. “ If we don’t then we will have to explain to those who have yet to be born why we let a Chinese owned development company and it’s supporters pave over their birthright.”
Listen to a recent interview with Karl Dockstader on Brock University’s radio station by clicking on the following link – http://www.cfbu.ca/aud/TW_KD.mp3
Karl Dockstader is a Niagara Falls resident and an member of the local Indigenous community deeply concerned with environmental issues.
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