Say NO to Cuts to Ontario’s Conservation Authorities

“Conservation Authorities (like the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority {NPCA} here in the Niagara/Hamilton/Haldimand area) play a key role in protecting Ontarians from the impacts of climate change. We must resist the trend towards environmental deregulation in Ontario.” – Ontario Nature

An Urgent Call-Out from Ontario Nature, a time-honoured, not –for-profit  advocacy group for the protection and preservation of our natural heritage in Ontario

Posted February 28th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

The province’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks is consulting on the mandate of conservation authorities and has posted a survey.

This follows public sessions where developers and others have been urging the government to remove conservation authorities from the planning process, and to limit their mandate and scope.

We must resist this trend towards environmental deregulation in Ontario.

Please voice strong support for the critical role of conservation authorities in:

  •  * land use planning and permitting to protect biodiversity and enhance climate resilience.
  •  * monitoring programs and research that underpin flood mitigation, source water protection, climate action, biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration.
  • * delivering community projects in partnership with municipalities and local organizations; and;
  • * delivering watershed-scale approaches to monitoring, decision-making, stewardship, outreach and education.

The deadline to respond to the survey is March 13, 2020.

To read Ontario Nature’s Survey Guidance Document suggesting responses to survey questons, click on –  <https://ontarionature.thankyou4caring.org/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f%2fview.publitas.com%2fon-nature%2fcas%2fpage%2f1&srcid=43012&srctid=1&erid=4985320&trid=6bb30e0a-884a-492f-9d35-eb5f9e8086ea>

 Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey –  <https://ontarionature.thankyou4caring.org/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ontario.ca%2fform%2fsurvey-ontario-conservation-authorities&srcid=43012&srctid=1&erid=4985320&trid=6bb30e0a-884a-492f-9d35-eb5f9e8086ea>

Voice your support for conservation authorities. The health of our watersheds and communities would be hampered by any short-sighted cutbacks to conservation authorities.

You can learn more about the need for and role of conservation authorities on our webpage: ontarionature.org/cas <https://ontarionature.thankyou4caring.org/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f%2fontarionature.org%2fcas&srcid=43012&srctid=1&erid=4985320&trid=6bb30e0a-884a-492f-9d35-eb5f9e8086ea>.

Sincerely, Caroline Schultz, Executive Director, Ontario Nature

About Ontario Nature – Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 155 member groups across Ontario.

For more information about Ontario Nature,  visit ontarionature.org.

A Footnote from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –

If you care about natural places like this (below), and saving them for our kids, please fill out that survey above and find the contact information for your provincial Member of Parliament (MPP) and let them know.

The wetland-rich Thundering Waters Forest, in the Niagara River watershed in Niagara Falls, Ontario – now targeted for urban development. Photo courtesy of Lori Monroe

TELL DOUG FORD AND HIS CONSERVATIVES THAT “OPEN FOR BUSINESS” DOESN’T MEAN PAVING OVER OUR NATURAL HERITAGE.

THIS ANTI-ENVIRONMENT GOVERNMENT AND THE GREED AND LACK OF VISION THAT DRIVES IT HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED!

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2 responses to “Say NO to Cuts to Ontario’s Conservation Authorities

  1. Let us hope that chainsaw Ford is using doesn’t have a kick back bar.

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  2. Guess who took that picture? 😉

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