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Support MNRF Scientists & Blanding’s Turtles

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Dear SSC Members,

Very recently scientists in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) have expressed concern about the risk of irreversible harm to turtle species from poaching as well as road mortality.

Last year the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) argued and won the ERT stating that 5.4 kilometres of new access roads at Ostrander Point would cause serious and irreversible harm to the Blanding’s turtles.  Experts brought forward by PECFN noted their concerns about the roads in relation to road mortalities, increased predation and access to poachers to undeveloped areas.

On Tuesday of this week the South Shore Conservancy board sent a letter to Premier Wynne, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and other Ministers advising them that wpd “White Pines” is proposing to construct 16 kilometres of new access roads in habitat known to be used by the Blanding’s turtle and other turtle species.

We encourage SSC members to call on Premier Wynne and all MPPs to respect Blanding’s turtles and other species at risk that use the County’s south shore.

You may wish to reference the Conservancy’s letter as a starting point for your letter, or an article on our website (southshoreconservancy.wordpress.ca).

The Conservancy continues to support the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists as they continue with their challenge of the Ostrander Point wind project at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Date to be announced.

Your letters are greatly appreciated especially when put in your own words.

Remember to ask for a reply to your letter or email.

Sincerely,

Sandy Goranson, Janice Gibbins, Paula Peel, Beth Harrington

SSC Board


SEND EMAILS TO:

Premier Wynne: kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; premier@ontario.ca;

MPP Chiarelli, Minister of Energy: bchiarelli.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; write2us@ontario.ca;

MPP Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry: bmauro.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; minister.mnr@ontario.ca;

MPP Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change: gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; minister.moe@ontario.ca;

 SEND LETTERS TO:

Premier Kathleen Wynne

Legislative Building

Queen’s Park

Toronto, ON

M7A 1A1

 

Hon Bob Chiarelli

Ministry of Energy

4th Floor, Hearst Block

900 Bay St

Toronto, ON

M7A 2E1

 

Hon Bill Mauro

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ste 6630, 6th Floor, Whitney Block

99 Wellesley St. W.

Toronto, ON

M7A 1W3

 

Hon Glen Murray

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

11th Floor, Ferguson Block

77 Wellesley St W.

Toronto, ON

M7A 2T5

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