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Last fall, the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) renewed Nestlé’s Permit To Take Water for the well site which it operates in Hillsburgh. As part of this renewal, the MOE placed mandatory restrictions on the amount of water that Nestlé would be allowed to pump during drought conditions. Nestlé appealed these restrictions to the Environmental Review Tribunal.
In February of this year, Wellington Water Watchers (“WWW”) partnered up with the Council of Canadians (“COC”) to seek Party status in the appeal, with both groups receiving representation from Ecojustice. At the preliminary hearing, despite the objections of both Nestlé and the … Read the rest
Please keep the evening of Monday Nov. 19th free as our AGM will be taking place at the Red Chevron at 7pm. Everyone is welcome – we would love the community’s input on the direction of our organization so if you have any water-related ideas, don’t be shy. See you then!… Read the rest
GUELPH, ONTARIO – The 2012 Fresh Water Jamboree will be held at Riverside Park at the Bandshell on Saturday August 4, 2012, from 11am to 11pm.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day family music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada. Be The Artist, a Guelph-based organization that promotes musicians and environmental initiatives, launched Guelph’s first “green” music festival in 2008. www.freshwater.betheartist.ca
“We’re expecting to see 1000 or 2000 people at the event this year,” says festival organizer Chris Williams. “We’ve had so many local musicians … Read the rest
Join the GRCF and Borealis Grille and Bar for an evening of food and drink – all to support restoration projects along the Grand River and its tributaries.
The annual River Restoration Fundraiser and Brewer’s Feast takes place Monday, July 23rd, at 7pm. Please contact your restaurant of choice to RSVP.
Borealis Restaurant, Kitchener: (519) 219-9007
Borealis Restaurant, Guelph: (519) 265-9007
Woolwich Arrow Pub, Guelph: (519) 836-2875
Proceedes from Borealis Kitchener and Guelph will support the Grand River Conservation Foundation while proceeds from the Woolwich Arrow Pub will support the Speed River Project.
Tickets are $70.00 and are almost sold … Read the rest
for the upcoming webinar to learn more about the recent Ontario Great Lakes needs assessment that was conducted by Freshwater Future and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, with support from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Tides Canada, and the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation.
A copy of the report can be found at the following link:
The webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the assessment and its recommendations and share your feedback on the report. Please forward this invite on to others that may be interested.
You can sign up by visiting http://oglnawebinar.eventbrite.com
Instructions on how to … Read the rest
Stay tuned for more information regarding our partnership with The City of Guelph water conservation department and the promotion of water movies. Our first screening, Waterlife, at Casey’s restaurant was a great success.… Read the rest
Hornings Mills ON – For the second year, dozens of artists are gathering in Hornings Mills, north of Shelburne, to capture the landscape threatened by the proposed Highland mega quarry.
The Paint-In ‘At the Headwaters’ is taking place from 11 am to 3pm this Saturday, June 30th at a home on the edge of a small lake in Hornings Mills.
The public is invited to visit the unique property, watch the artists at work, have the chance to purchase art, and enjoy live music and free bus tours of the scenic and historic region known as the Hills of Headwaters.… Read the rest
We are big supporter of this event http://www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/fest as it promotes local food and local water! The WWWs will be on hand to dispense potable drinking water as this is a bottled water free event. Please come out on June 24th 11am to 5pm at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre just outside of Guelph.
We are big supporter of this event http://www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/fest as it promotes local food and local water! The WWWs will be on hand to dispense potable drinking water as this is a bottled water free event. Please come out on June 24th 11am to 5pm at the Ignatius … Read the rest
The WWWs is one of the many groups helping organise this wonderful festival that you can learn more about at www.2riversfestival.org .
Join us at the Two Rivers Festival, June 10 to 17, 2012.
Come celebrate the Speed and Eramosa Rivers which join together in Guelph, Ontario. The festival celebrates the uniqueness of the river and the inspiration they provide.
This is a one week long festival with over 20 FREE events including our own huge celebration on June 15th 7.30pm at the covered bridge … Read the rest
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