One More Call to All of Us to Press Our Decision Makers to Save Thundering Waters –BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

What is Left of Niagara’s Biodiversity is WORTH FAR MORE  than this Billion-Dollar Development Monstrosity proposed for Niagara Falls

A Call-Out to All of Us from the region-wide citizens watchdog group, A Better Niagara

Posted February 2nd, 2020 on Niagara At Large

A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper –

I urge you to read the following and use the links in this post, for contact information for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and Niagara Region representatives, to press our decision-makers to do everything they can to save our sprawling Thundering Waters, with its many acres of wetlands, woodlands and savannah grasses, before it is to late.

Now Here is the Call-Out from A Better Niagara – 

Time for Thundering Waters is running out and the need to make your voice heard is urgent. The NPCA and the Region will decide what they will allow on the site in the next few days.

Those who oppose the development of Thundering Waters must write the NPCA and the Region, copying the Niagara Falls Council now (email addresses listed below).

The three items listed below could, if taken into account, protect much of Thundering Waters and many other natural areas around Niagara. They are:

  • 1. Require strict 30 m buffers around the wetlands, as other municipalities/Conservation Authorities impose.
  • 2. Don’t allow the building of roads through wetlands.
  • 3. Change to Niagara Region’s definition of “significant forest” which is currently allowing developers to fell forests in Thundering Waters and around the Region because of some dead ash trees.

At the City of Niagara Falls you can send an email to the Mayor and Councillors through the clerk’s office:  Mailto:Clerk@niagarafalls.ca

At the Region, you can contact the Chair and members of Council by going here:
https://www.niagararegion.ca/governme…/contact/default.aspx…
and selecting Regional Council/Clerk in the Select Area tab
Copy Rino Mostacci, Niagara Region Commissioner Planning and Development Services: rino.mostacci@niagararegion.ca
And copy Jennifer Whittard: Niagara Region Manager, Environmental Planning: jennifer.whittard@niagararegion.ca

At the NPCA you can contact:
CAO Chandra Sharma: csharma@npca.ca
All NPCA board members through NPCA Clerk Grant Bivol: gbivol@npca.ca
Darren MacKenzie, Director, Watershed Management: dmackenzie@npca.ca
David Deluce, Senior Manager, Planning and Regulations: ddeluce@npca.ca

For more information from A Better Niagara and its citizens watchdog work across the region, click on – https://www.facebook.com/betterniagara/

The Thundering Waters lands in Niagara Falls, Ontario, inside the orange lines to the left in this aerial photo, with the Niagara River, spilling over the Falls, in the upper right.

For a recent Niagara At Large on this issue, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/02/01/niagara-citizens-pack-room-to-oppose-billion-dollar-development-abomination-for-thundering-waters-forest/

For another related post, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/01/30/lets-win-the-fight-to-save-niagaras-thundering-waters-ecosystem-for-generations-to-come/

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One response to “One More Call to All of Us to Press Our Decision Makers to Save Thundering Waters –BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

  1. George Nigel Jardine

    Once the drainage pipes , storm drains and sewer lines are in, all water will gravitate to the lines and the entire land will become dry, all of the water creatures will no longer survive, this happened in Black Creek , no longer do we hear the sound of toads and frogs in the spring, even the snakes are gone. The pipes are never water tight, suck in water like a sieve.

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