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  1. If You Care About Protecting Green Lands, Be There At Upcoming Public Consultation Sessions On Greenbelt Protection In Niagara

    Dr John Bacher Niagara At Large March 6, 2015   Many people care for our wounded earth here in the Niagara Region, but frequently despair about what can be done to preserve and protect it. Farmlands are gobbled up, forests are slashed and streams are ento ...

    2015-05-05 23:44

  2. Prophetic Voice of Dr. Mike Carr Should Give Guidance in Greenbelt Review

    By John Bacher Photo: Urban Sprawl on Oak Ridges Moraine threatens health of Lake Ontario. B y: Mary Lou Bacher The province of Ontario is engaged in what is termed a decade long review of the Greenbelt Plan and its complimentary legislation, Places to Gr ...

    2015-03-10 21:27

  3. Outdated Planning Studies Continue to Threaten What is Left of Niagara, Ontario's Natural Areas

    Anonymous's blog Written in Niagara At Large, Sierra Club’s John Bacher talks about how outdated planning studies are guiding development in Niagara Region and the significance of updating these plans to ensure protection of important wildlife and bi ...

    2015-03-23 11:05

  4. Engage in a Greenbelt Review Near You

    Anonymous's blog   For more information on the Review and ways to participate go to: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10882.aspx   (or the MMAH website) For more information on our wonderful Greenbelt: http://www.greenbelt.ca/ For studies on some of the ...

    2015-03-23 12:32

  5. Urban Sprawl Keeps Killing Off What Is Left Of Niagara’s Wildlife – Get Engaged In Ontario’s Greenbelt Review

    Anonymous's blog Written in Niagara at Large, this piece by John Bacher highlights the detrimental effects of urban sprawl on wildlife and ecosystems in Niagara, such as habitat fragmentation and genetic uniformity. The article also serves as a platf ...

    2015-03-24 13:27

  6. Sierra Club Helps Rescue Green Life Line

    Anonymous's blog   On March 23, 2015 the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), Susan de Aveller Schiller issued a historic ruling. By her denial of Amendment 106 of the Niagara Falls Official Plan, it rescued what the Sierra Club of Ontari ...

    2015-04-05 11:18

  7. Positive Caledon Review Follow-up

      Below is a cheery update following the Caledon Review meeting last Thursday night on March 26th.    "Hello Sierra friends and supporters, The Greenbelt Review event on Thursday night, March 26th, in Caledon was crowded, maybe 300 there, with many p ...

    2016-04-21 10:17

  8. Join us for a spring garbage cleanup!

    Join us at Paradise Park in Ajax on May 2nd for a spring garbage clean-up (See map for details)! This is a great opportunity to enhance your community and waterways, care for the environment and see some of the great restoration work being done at Paradis ...

    2016-04-21 10:17

  9. Protecting Niagara’s Waters By Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt Protection Area

    This article posted in Niagara At Large was written by John Bacher, who works with Greenbelt Program team at Sierra Club of Canada Foundation. The article depicts the darker side of urban sprawl and pollution on watershed quality, and how stopping urban s ...

    2016-04-21 10:17

  10. Natural Capital Project Update: Planting in Paradise

    Our bioswale project was created in response to water quality issues affecting residents and visitors to the Ajax waterfront.  In recent years, as a result of contaminated run-off, the Town of Ajax and its residents have had limited access to swimmable wa ...

    2016-04-21 10:17