Stop The Gravel Pit In Maryhill, ON

Stop The Gravel Pit In Maryhill, ON

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Hopewell Creek Ratepayers Association started this petition to Mayor Sandy Shantz & Councillors (Township of Woolwich) and

The small, agricultural village of Maryhill that is rich in ecological diversity and cultural heritage needs your help. Please sign this petition to stop the gravel pit that is threatening this community.

Maryhill is a picturesque village in southwestern Ontario nestled between the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph. It is under serious threat due to a proposed gravel pit. Rich in culture and heritage, it is not uncommon for a family to have lived on the land for several generations. It is incomprehensible to the locals that Maryhill is being targeted as a viable location for a gravel pit considering it is a clear danger to the significant agricultural land, groundwater, wetlands, habitats, and flora that the community has worked so hard to nurture and preserve.

While the presence of a gravel pit in such a small village will have grave effects on the living conditions and safety of its inhabitants, the effects will also have far-reaching consequences. The silica, dust, and by-products emitted into the air, leaching into the groundwater, and flowing into the Hopewell Creek waterway means that anyone who shares these resources or frequents the businesses and schools located in Maryhill will also be impacted.

It is long understood that large corporate entities with power and deep financial pockets can tip the scale of justice so it is no longer equal for all! Our village asks for your help to amplify our small voices. The cause is noble and with enough help we might overcome the odds against us as this is, indeed, a battle of David and Goliath. Please note, this is not a solicitation for money. All we ask is for your moral support and signature on the petition.

Please sign our petition and encourage others to do the same.

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