Belfountain Community Organization
Started 2 petitions
Cut the Crap, Keep the Credit
Belfountain is asking for your help to "STOP" the Town of Erin from building a Waste Water Treatment Plant that will dump its effluent into the West Credit River. We need to protect this beautiful river from the Town of Erin and Hillsburgh's effluent. The West Credit is one of the very few remaining cold water rivers in southern Ontario; its spring-fed waters are unique. The release of treated sewage effluent into this pristine section of the West Credit River will result in irreversible damage and the permanent collapse of our treasured native Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon fishery. Over time, fish and other aquatics will not tolerate the toxic content of this waste water. This planned Waste Water Treatment Plant cannot effectively remove life altering and damaging substances such as endocrine disruptors, salt, medications, micro-plastics, etc. The technology is SIMPLY not there. The Headwaters of the Greenbelt has to be a priority! Don’t allow the West Credit River to become an urban growth casualty. Help to protect water, aquatically-sensitive areas, fish, animals, birds and humans. Tell our MPPs that dumping municipal waste effluent into the West Credit River is NOT acceptable, there is a limit to what the river can tolerate. For a flood of reasons, help save the West Credit River! The Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks will review the file late spring/early summer. Make sure your views are known. Belfountain residents, downstream communities, and all concerned parties, please sign this petition! For further information, visit http://www.belfountain.ca/it-runs-downstream-erin-waste-water-treatment-plant/
Belfountain Keeps Saying Protect Our Unique Ecosystem! Help Us By Making Your Voice Heard
Belfountain is a unique and sensitive area on the Credit River watershed. It is within the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and part of the Greenbelt. It will be under tremendous pressure over the next five years facing: Manors of Belfountain (MOB) 67 lot subdivision development proposal at the south end of the hamlet Effluent discharge from the Sewage Treatment Plant in Erin The extension of the Erin Gravel Pit North of the Credit River in Belfountain, Your voice needs to join ours to protect the water, wildlife, fish, birds, endangered and threatened species, wetlands, and watershed. Please send your comments and sign this petition. Help Us Preserve the Rural, Heritage and Environmental Integrity of the Hamlet of Belfountain and Environs.