An Urgent Call to My Fellow Niagara Citizens – Raise Your Voice NOW to Protect Our Trees and Forests!

A Brief Foreword  from Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

Posted June 12th, 2020

Please read the following news release from Niagara’s Regional Government and take advantage of this important opportunity to strengthen the regional bylaw for protecting the trees and forests we have left in our region.

One of the most important messages we should learn from this pandemic is the direct relationship that exists between human health and the health of our environment. If you believe in science, you may already know that the evidence is now virtually full proof that healthy ecosystems can play a key role in preventing the spread of deadly viral diseases.

In the new normal we face in the wake of this terrible pandemic, we can no longer afford to go on paving over more and more of our natural green places.

So please get involved in the process Niagara’ Regional Government is now launching to redraft the Region’s bylaw for protecting and preserving our trees and forests. Read the details on how you can get involved below.

– Stay Safe and Stay Involved, Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

For the future of our children, let’s all be tree huggers!

Provide your feedback to help protect Niagara’s woodlands

A Call-Out for Public Input from Niagara’s Regional Government

Posted June 12th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

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Niagara residents, businesses and other stakeholders are being asked to weigh in on the future of woodland conservation in the region, through a brief online survey and a virtual open house.

The Region is in the process of updating its Woodland Conservation By-law, which has been regulating and conserving woodlands in Niagara since 1981. Public feedback is needed to ensure the revised by-law provides the tools needed to effectively conserve and regulate Niagara’s woodlands, while remaining consistent with Provincial legislation and best planning and management practices.

Residents are invited to share their input through a brief online survey. The survey is open until June 30, and should take about 10 minutes to complete.

The Region is also offering those interested the chance to learn more about the by-law, ask questions, and meet the project team through a virtual open house, conducted through Zoom and accessible by smartphone, tablet, computer, or by phone through teleconference on:

·       Wednesday, June 17, 5-6 p.m.

Residents interested in participating are recommended to register in advance by emailing woodlandreview@niagararegion.ca . Participants will be given instructions on how to participate.

If you are unable to attend the virtual open house, you can also contact the project team by calling 905-980-6000 ext. 3459 or emailing wodlandreview@niagararegion.ca to request more information, ask questions and provide your feedback. A video recording of the open house will also be available online following the event. ​

Once again, to register your name for the virtual open house, scheduled for this coming Wednesday, June 17th, from 5 to 6 p.m., click on – https://www.niagararegion.ca/culture-and-environment/woodland-bylaw-review/default.aspx

To offer your input through the Region’s online survey, click on – https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50069742/Woodland-By-law-Review

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We need to do more to protect and preserve our trees in green spaces like this

 

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space following the Bernie Sanders quote below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

One response to “An Urgent Call to My Fellow Niagara Citizens – Raise Your Voice NOW to Protect Our Trees and Forests!

  1. Caitlin Black
    The ongoing rail trail throughout NIagara Falls is an ideal place for more tree planting. They should also implement tall grass prairie everywhere and no mow policies etc. etc.

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