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Stop Meadows Quarry reference #1610656 Meadows Quarry is proposing to turn 7.2 hectares of the south side of Sheridan Hill into a NEW quarry... this is the side facing the dykes and the Alouette river.

Meadows Quarry is proposing to turn 7.2 hectares of the south side of Sheridan Hill into a NEW quarry... this is the side facing the dykes and the Alouette river. The application states that the mine will be very visible from many areas of Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge, and that blasting will occur from 7am-6pm, Monday-Saturday year round for the next 5 years. This land is of significant importance to the Katzie First Nations. It is an important recreational area to residents and tourists as well.  No more peaceful walks or paddles along the Alouette river and its dykes. The face of this area will be forever changed. Directly where the proposed quarry is there is a mated pair of bald eagles live that residents watch each year. This land is home to many cranes, herons, owls, eagles, hawks, deer, black bears and other creatures. This peaceful road where many people currently cycle and head to the lake with their boats or golf clubs will be filled with dump trucks carting away over 1.4 million tonnes of rock. 1430 cubic meters of Western Redwood Cedars, Douglas Fir , Big Leaf Maples and Alder trees will be removed to blast away 30 meters off the top of the mountain. An environmental assessment is only required if a mine is extracting 250,000 tonnes or more a year, so they have applied to extract 240,000 tonnes a year- skirting the rules and avoiding an assessment. The City of Pitt Meadows council is opposed to this, however mining falls under provincial authority only. Please help us stop this.

Please SIGN this petition and ask our BC government to stop the proposed Meadows Quarry.

Direct your friends to sign too at https://www.change.org/p/southwestminesdivision-gov-bc-ca-stop-meadows-quarry-reference-1610656

You can also help by

Emailing southwestminesdivision@gov.bc.ca and ask our government to STOP Meadows Quarry reference #1610656

cc your emails to to: mem.Minister@gov.bc.ca, council@pittmeadows.bc.ca, doug.bing.mla@leg.bc.ca, randy.kamp@parl.gc.ca, marc.dalton.mla@leg.bc.ca, meadowsquarrygroup@gmail.com, savesheridanhill@gmail.com

Like and follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Savesheridanhill

Visit our website to stay up to date on recent media, get more information and find form letters you and your friends can sign and send to multiple ministries  www.savesheridanhill.com

Copies of the quarry application document is available at http://pittmeadows.ca.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=2112&meta_id=91178

 

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Southwestminesdivision@gov.bc.ca
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines
  • MLA Dr. Doug Bing
  • City of Pitt Meadows

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