If You Care About Protecting What’s Left of Niagara’s Trees & Forests, Get Involved in This

Be Part of a Virtual Open House, hosted by Niagara’s Regional Government, this Wednesday, June 17 from 5 to 6 P.M.

Find Out More About How to Get Involved in the Open House and in an Online Survey Below

Saving our trees for the health of our environment and for our childrens’ future. Niagara needs stronger tree protection rules

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

Posted June 16th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

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 brieonline 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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To click on Niagara Region’s online posting on this event, here is the link – https://www.niagararegion.ca/culture-and-environment/woodland-bylaw-review/default.aspx

A Footnote from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper – Let’s put an end to scenes like this in Niagara – photo taken at Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, Ontario earlier this year. This haven for trees and wetlands has been targeted by developers for urban sprawl. Post-pandemic, plans like this have got to be scrapped. It is time for a NEW NORMAL.

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

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