Join This Sunday’s Wake And March for Trees Being Marked for Destruction in Niagara

Meet at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday, November 18th at Charlotte and John Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Another Call-Out to Join the effort to save Niagara’s trees from Judith Patey, one of many concerned citizens in NOTL

Some of the grand old trees marked for destruction. This has got to stop here and elsewhere in our Niagara region.

Posted November 17th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

A Reminder (to All across our Niagara region):

We will meet at Charlotte and John Street at12:30 p.m Sunday November 18th to collect black armbands and placards and then march up to the entrance of 588 Charlotte, then back down to John Street and along the front of the Rand Estate.

The march will end up in the park directly across from Marotta’s Two Sisters winery at approximately 1:30 p.m.where we would share eulogies and stories about what once was the greatest estate in Niagara on the Lake.

We did it before when we had six to eight hundred out at the town hall, lets do it again! Niagra Falls MPP Wayne Gates will also be in attendance showing his support.

Several hundred citizens gathered at a town hall meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this year to show their support for saving trees on the Randwood Estate property

 What follows is a statement this past week from the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in response to growing citizens’ concerns over what is happening on the grounds of the historic Randwood Estate property.

The Town is aware of the recent activities which have taken place at the Randwood Estate property.

Earlier this week, Town staff, along with the Town’s Heritage Planner were on site of the Randwood property, along with the owner and their consultants.

Based on this site visit, we believe that significant damage has been done to the Dunnington-Grubb landscape features on the property.

The information obtained from the site visit, as well as all other necessary information has been forwarded to the Town’s legal counsel for review and guidance. The Town’s lawyers are investigating the matter and will take all appropriate legal action available to them.

If charges are laid, the Town will be seeking all remedies available to it under the Ontario Heritage Act, including but not limited to an order for the restoration of the heritage landscape features.

For another story in Sunday’s Wake and Walk in support of saving Niagara’s trees, posted in Niagara At Large this November 16th, click on –https://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/11/16/walk-and-wake-for-randwood-forest-in-niagara-on-the-lake-this-sunday-november-18th/

To learn more about this ongoing tree-gutting issue, you can click on the following website for a citizens group in Niagara-on-the-Lake called SORE (Save Our Rand Estate) https://sorenotl.ca/ .

You can also check out a recent column  in a Niagara-on-the-Lake weekly paper, Niagara This Week/ Niagara Advance, by clicking on – https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9028607-a-scar-is-forming-on-what-is-known-as-the-prettiest-town-in-ontario-/ .

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