Rallying to Save the Greenbelt

Rallying community to protest Premier Ford's proposal to remove 7,400 acres of land from the Greenbelt.

In November 2022 Blue Dot Northumberland rallied multiple community groups and interested citizens at the Port Hope office of Northumberland’s MLA to protest Premier Ford’s proposal to remove 7,400 acres of land from the Greenbelt, while also gutting Conservation Authorities and wetland protections in Bill 23.

2 million acres in size, Ontario’s Greenbelt is heralded as the world’s largest, protecting unique and sensitive farmlands, forests, wetlands, rivers, and lakes. Located at the heard of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt is there to prevent urban sprawl from taking over our ecosystems and is supposed to provide permanent protection and to ensure continued fresh air, clean water, and wildlife habitats, along with local food, tourism and recreation.

Similar protests across the Province pressured the Ford Government to return the Greenbelt to its protected status.

Blue Dot Northumberland (BDN) is the local chapter of the Blue Dot Movement, affiliated with the David Suzuki Foundation. BDN is a a respected, stand-alone local environmental voice committed to ensuring that all levels of government prioritize our urgent need to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more and get involved at: facebook.com/bluedotnorthumberland

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