As the Citizen Defenders of Thundering Waters Forest camp on … here’s a video we should all watch!

Someone needs to send this video to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

A Brief One from Doug Draper, reporter, veteran environment writer and publisher of Niagara At Large

Posted August 17th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

A peak at the provincially significant wetlands under the canopy of trees in the Thundering Waters Forest

Niagara, Ontario – As night sets in and rain drops fall on Day 4 of a 24/7 camp out by a group of determined Niagara area citizens working to grow more public support for saving 484 acres of Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, Ontario from at least partial urban development, a very fine video on the Forest and the natural treasures that could be lost is now circulating on social meda.

Hoping that those who produced it and are circulating it on Facebook and other social media venues will permit us, we also want to post it here for our many Niagara At Large readers on both sides of the Ontario/New York border who share the Niagara River watershed where this great forest and its provincially significant wetlands play a vital role in the watershed’s health and biodiversity.

Here is the video for you to click on and watch –

Visit the Facebook site of Dave Tebutt who produced and first posted this great video, and you can join a growing number of others there in thanking him for this contribution to the campaign to save the wetlands, trees and diversity of other wildlife in Thundering Waters Forest by clicking on –

Show your support by going out and visiting the defenders and signing their guest book at Thundering Waters Forest camp

Here is more information on making a visit and on how to find the site –

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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One response to “As the Citizen Defenders of Thundering Waters Forest camp on … here’s a video we should all watch!

  1. Sheila Krekorian

    We visited Wed eve and were given an informative tour by a nice young lady named Stacey and were welcomed by all others on site.


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