Join the important fight to stop the creation and expansion of two or more gravel pits in the Saugeen River watershed in West Grey, Ontario near the Town of Hanover. This is an important ecological and much enjoyed recreational area. Please donate today and help keep the Saugeen River in its pristine state.

West Grey Township, Ontario, Canada

Save the Saugeen

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Saugeen Preservation Society Inc.
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An application has been made by JT Excavating Ltd. to establish another gravel pit along Concession 4 within 1,000 yards from the existing Redford Pit. The application is for 300,000 tonnes a year. This lot is closely bordered by the Saugeen River on three sides making it an environmentally significant area. Lot 22 is a flood plain and is surrounded by SVCA protected wetlands.

The proposed gravel pit will impact the tourist and recreation economy as well as the ecological habitat in the area.

The potential site is in the middle of a close knit rural residential community. Transport truck traffic into the proposed manufacturing site will increase hazards to road safety.

This initiative will raise public awareness on the importance of protecting farmland as well as the river valley.

We do not need another gravel pit, we need to protect the shores of the Saugeen River.

Please join in our efforts to stop this development! We need funding for legal counsel, environmental experts and planning professionals to win this fight.

Your donation will help us in our appeal to protect and preserve these wetlands, species at risk and the natural lands.