Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I found this latest release, on line, mixed in with tonite's Woolwich Council package. The North Dufferin Agricultural and Community taskforce (NDACT) are looking for support and assistance with their fight against a proposed quarry at the headwaters of both the Grand and Nottawasaga Rivers. The County of Dufferin is the highest elevation in southern Ontario and from there the Nottawasaga flows north into Georgian bay and the Grand flows south into Lake Erie. This isn't your ordinary gravel pit. This one will cover 2,400 acres and be 200 feet deep. Yes that's right, 200 feet. What they are excavating is Limestone which along with Dolomite is a major component of the Bedrock underlying the overburden clays, gravels and soils. It is very difficult to imagine an operation of this size not impacting the local environment, especially the headwaters of the Grand River. There is a public meeting at the Shelburne Legion in Shelburne this Saturday April 2 at 10 am..

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