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They want to pave paradise!

All over Kingston – one of 15 cities in Canada predicted to become a heat island – our cooling, carbon-storing trees are being destroyed. We have identified more than 20 past or proposed clearcuts in the city – mainly to build unaffordable homes. Developers are paving over our forests – and even want to pave over our wetlands – with little thought to the increasing climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis, neighbourhood rights, and the local Indigenous population.

Help us save our urban forests and wetlands – donate today!

Kingston ON, Canada

Stop the Chop! Save Our Urban Forests and Wetlands!

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Kathleen O’Hara
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Before….and Now.

Our forests and wetlands need your help!

As the climate crisis is devastating our planet, the future of Kingston’s nearest downtown forest and wetland is going before the Ontario Land Tribunal. Our previous City Council voted against the plan but a developer is still trying to push through the clearcutting of 37 acres – 1800 trees – beside a sacred burial ground for the Indigenous people of the area. This clearcutting would include a 220-year-old white oak tree (shown below), also sacred to the local Indigenous community.

As you can see, we’ve had wonderful support from many generous donors! All these people are heroes who care about nature in Kingston and don’t want to see it destroyed by greed.

We have also raised funds with two amazing fundraisers at Musiikki and Grant Hall at Queen’s. In both cases, young people – many from Queen’s University – came to us wanting to help, and they certainly did! We have raised thousands due to their dedication, along with efforts from local stores, artists, musicians, and others.

It has been amazing watching Kingstonians of all ages working to protect the Tannery forest – and nature generally – especially as we face climate and biodiversity crises. We can’t thank them enough!

You can help us defend City Council’s decision to stop this disastrous plan at the Tribunal. We have hired a hydrogeologist, an envirotoxicologist, a wetland/forest ecologist, and a land-use planner to present our case against a very wealthy developer. This has cost us thousands of dollars, but the fight is worth it!

Please help us prevent forest and wetland destruction.

Every donation counts!

The wetlands now.

The proposed development.

 

 

In partnership with No Clearcuts Kingston.

Name Donation Date
Mary Louise Adams $105 April 11, 2024 7:52 am
Gillian Sadinsky $105 April 1, 2024 9:03 pm
Ken Fisher $50 March 30, 2024 9:44 pm
Joan Bowie $250 March 28, 2024 1:04 pm
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Christine Cannon $105 March 21, 2024 2:54 pm
June Blackburn $200 March 7, 2024 12:46 am
Jonathan Cresswell-Jones $50 March 4, 2024 2:01 pm
Liz Whelpdale $510 March 3, 2024 8:30 pm
Rosemary Dobbin $100 March 3, 2024 7:41 pm
Shirley Bailey $260 March 3, 2024 5:57 pm
Marie Lloyd $30 March 3, 2024 3:29 pm
Mary Louise Adams $100 March 3, 2024 5:25 am
Jean Jeffrey $70 March 2, 2024 11:40 pm
Bruce Hill $1,005 March 2, 2024 9:12 pm
james brown $1,010 March 2, 2024 9:11 pm
Gisele Pharand $30 February 7, 2024 9:07 pm
Anonymous $100 February 6, 2024 8:21 pm
Mark Sibley $50 February 4, 2024 9:11 pm
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Gisele Pharand $25 December 15, 2023 9:42 pm
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Allison Wren Montgomery $100 November 9, 2023 7:23 pm
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Jean Jeffrey $50 October 25, 2023 7:59 pm
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Graydon Wicks $12 October 6, 2023 11:29 pm
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Alicia Gordon $105 September 27, 2023 12:42 pm
Jonathan Cresswell-Jones $55 September 23, 2023 7:37 pm
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Ian Fraser $55 September 20, 2023 10:53 am
Eric Walton $100 September 14, 2023 10:58 pm
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Marie Lloyd $25 August 30, 2023 2:07 pm
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Ron Turney $100 August 14, 2023 11:25 pm
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Heather Karn $50 August 7, 2023 11:45 pm
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Matt Rogalsky $505 July 28, 2023 11:59 pm
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Marie Lloyd $25 July 24, 2023 7:46 pm
Elaine Davies $250 July 24, 2023 7:12 pm
Mary Louise Adams $250 July 24, 2023 2:29 pm
Alan Foljambe $100 July 24, 2023 1:35 pm
Henry Swoboda $150 July 24, 2023 11:37 am
Hannah Kaufman $55 July 1, 2023 8:06 pm
Gillian Sadinsky $250 June 25, 2023 11:23 am
Marie Lloyd $30 June 23, 2023 6:18 pm
John GRENVILLE $1,000 June 21, 2023 12:00 pm
Lea Westlake $260 June 20, 2023 2:40 pm
Anonymous $110 June 19, 2023 11:56 pm
Kingston Field Naturalists $500 June 9, 2023 1:52 pm
K&B Hill $320 June 2, 2023 11:19 am
Danielle Deptuck $10 June 1, 2023 11:35 pm
Anonymous $250 May 23, 2023 2:32 pm
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Lib Spry $100 February 18, 2023 1:31 pm
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Yvonne Hiemstra $110 November 30, 2022 1:18 am
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