Local groups in Niagara send reps to support sit-in at Thundering Waters

 This Message from a host of community groups and organization in the Niagara, Ontario area

Posted August 17th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The group of young people, who began a sit-in at Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls on Monday, August 15th, are thrilled with the support they have been receiving from Niagara citizens.

Many citizens, representatives of local groups and some area politicians, have visited the site to learn more about this unique and biologically-rich area consisting of 484 acres of provincially protected wetlands; forest and; meadowlands that have been threatened with development.

A representative from OPSEU will be visiting the site on Saturday, August 19th at 10 a.m. On Sunday, August 20th, between 3 and 5 p.m., representatives from the Unitarian Congregation of Niagara and Niagara’s Anti-Racism Coalition will be present

The members of the team at the Thundering Waters welcome anyone who would like to learn more about the rare, complex and unique ecosystem of Thundering Waters and its slough forest wetlands, that were etched into the earth by retreating glaciers thousands of years ago, its old growth trees, and its wildflower, pollinator and bird-filled-meadowlands, to come out to the site any time over the weekend until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 20.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the beauty of the wetlands. Visitors are also encouraged to wear shoes or boots that can withstand mud.

The media is always welcomed and encouraged to come out and meet with some of the citizens who are visiting the site.

Directions to the camp:

From the Queen Elizabeth Highway take the McLeod St exit (exit 27), go east on McLeod.  In approximately 550 metres turn right on Dorchester Blvd.   Follow Dorchester until it appears to end (Y in the road) and turn to the right, you will still be on Dorchester Road, continue on Dorchester across the railway tracks, about 75 metres after crossing the tracks you will see a trail going into the woods. It will be marked. 

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