Sierra Club has active outreach in Niagara Region promoting protection of special places and expansion of the Greenbelt. Please watch our Challenge to Sprawl: Grow the Greenbelt page for updates on this work.
If you are interested in working with Sierra Club in Niagara Region contact us at <email@example.com> for more information.
Calling all Candidates!
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors is expanding this year. There will be 12 elected members in two categories: 6 members-at-large and a representative from each of our 5 regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia, plus one seat from the Youth Coalition.
Each year, one half of Board members are elected for a 2-year term. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
We are looking for candidates with non-profit board experience, fundraising experience, knowledge of environmental issues and time to dedicate to the governance of this influential national charity.... Read more »
Date: Saturday, October.5 @ 2.30 pm
Location: London Arms restaurant located in the Pen Center.
Please feel free to invite people with a concern for environmental protection here in niagara.
By John Bacher
Through a combination the Greenbelt and provincial interventions at the Ontario Municipal Board, (OMB), the Niagara Region has been largely protected from the threat of urban sprawl. There is one area however, that remains vulnerable to sprawl which is not justified in a region that has a housing supply of over 40 years. It has been termed by the late dairy farmer, Peter Grandoni, as the “Black Belt” of Niagara, as developers claim a loop hole of being exempted through grand fathering from the Ontario government’s Growth Management Plan. Grandoni saw this loophole as a way speculators could beat up the rural landscape of Niagara, chewing up its forests and polluting its streams. ... Read more »