Help Save Grace the Ancient Turtle and her friends, by ending the filling of wetlands!

Help Save Grace the Ancient Turtle and her friends, by ending the filling of wetlands!

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Matthew Smith started this petition to Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (11 Newcastle St., PO Box 399, Minden ON K0M2K0) and

Help us save Grace and her other shelled friends in Haliburton county. All turtles in Haliburton county are at risk due to insufficient wetland protection. Help us ensure this township employs controls to protect our heritage from now and to forever!    

TO DONATE TO US please do so directly through our go fund me page found here  

https://www.gofundme.com/f/turtle-guardians-saving-grace-safe-crossing?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet

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A current Landowner on Gelert Road in Haliburton across from highland street, where Haliburton’s schools are located, is filling in a wetland that is a part of Grace’s territory. Grace is a well know one eyed snapping turtle that is over 100 years old, and likely hibernates in either the area being filled in, or across the road. Filling in this area will kill any turtles or other wildlife that are using this area to overwinter. Not only will filling in this part of the wetland cause environmental damage and possibly kill turtles, it will likely contribute to flooding issues over the adjacent section of road, as the water catchment will be displaced giving nowhere for runoff form rainfall to go. This wetland is zoned as Environmentally Protected but the controls in place to protect it seem limited. This is being posted as a part of the efforts of Turtle Guardians and the Land Between Charity. Help Us save this wetland and the amazing turtles that many in Haliburton know and love. To help us protest on site, call 705-457-1222

 

 

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