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Save it, don’t pave it, Hidden Valley
Forced provincial growth and leap-frog development over the Toronto Greenbelt continues to deteriorate the Waterloo Moraine’s natural capital and natural history. Waterloo Region has been overwhelmed by urban sprawl. Kitchener and Waterloo Region Councils are being asked to spend over $65,000,0000 on the River Road extension where endangered species have been confirmed to occur. Furthermore, it would be imprudent for local Councils to support this road alignment and trigger an Environmental Assessment, due to insufficient data and biased public consultation process. This is alarming as it indicates a lack of […]
Urgent Action Required to Save Hidden Valley in Kitchener
Friends of Hidden Valley are asking residents to support Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley is one of the last remaining natural gems in our rapidly sprawling Waterloo Region. There is a public meeting this Tuesday to build a road over sensitive areas of threatened species habitats in order to open up more of Hidden Valley to urban sprawl. The City of Kitchener and consultants in support of developing Hidden Valley will be holding an open house and Friends of Hidden Valley want you to go and tell them to SAVE HIDDEN […]
Save Hidden Valley – May 17 urgent action needed
Hello all environmentalists, hikers, and people who care about clean air, clean water, nesting and migratory birds, diverse trees and wildflowers, beavers, wetlands, species at risk, and beautiful ESPAs: As the population of the Region grows at a never-before-experienced rate, it would be wonderful if we could guarantee that Hidden Valley, Kitchener, could be protected from development and saved as aKitchener landmark Natural Area Park. Located near the Grand River and highway 8, Hidden Valley is a unique, exceptionally beautiful, 200 acre area, designated by the Region as Environmentally Sensitive Policy Area #27. What better time to save this […]
KW Procession of the Species Celebration – Please Circulate
Celebrate Earth Day and flood King St. in costume on Sat. April 23rd 2011. Flaunt your favourite species or natural element, the sky is just the beginning! We start at Uptown Waterloo Square and head down King St. over to Victoria Park in Kitchener. Species start gathering at 11:30am at Uptown Waterloo Square with Bellydance performance by DownHips Dance Studio and Drumming with Nii Addico. We are looking for musicians, groups and bands so spread the word!Anyone can participate and it is all FREE! Check out website for rules and […]
Love In for the Waterloo Moraine
All You Can Eat Pete and his crew of DJ’s and musicians will be spinning peace and love tunes to ensure resource security for future generations. There is increasing concern in the Grand River Cities about the health of the Waterloo Moraine. Our Moraine provides groundwater for hundreds of thousands of residents, is the habitat for threatened species, is some of the richest farmland in the world, and has tremendous natural heritage value. Unfortunately it continues to be degraded by urban sprawl and a legacy of industrial pollution. Local scholar […]
H.U.G. Waterloo save the Waterloo Moraine!
Help Urbanize the Ghetto Waterloo to save the Waterloo Moraine! On Monday, Janaury 11 and Monday Janaury 18 @ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers, Waterloo City Council will be discussing the issue of intensifying the student ghetto in Waterloo. Our governments’ mandate has been to destroy the Waterloo Moraine with urban sprawl while Northdale, in the centre of City, has been left to decay. It is time to speak up for future generations resource security. Past generations left us clean water and natural heritage. Let’s do our part for future […]
Candle Light Vigil in Victoria Park, Kitchener for Action on Climate Change
People will gather in the area of the Victoria Park Clock Tower in the city of Kitchener from 9pm to 10pm on December 12th to participate in a one hour Candle Light Vigil to send the message that Canadians care about Climate Change. There will be displays, guest speakers including members of Sustainability Waterloo, members of WPIRG’s Climate Change Action group and more. This event is totally free and all ages are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring their own candles. What to bring: Bring your own candles […]
Tree huggers WANTED for the Santa Claus Day Parade this Saturday!
This Saturday morning Tree Huggers from across the moraine are invited to march or ride your bike in the Santa Claus Day Parade with other like minded residents. If you are interested meet at King and University between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. this Saturday Nov. 21. Ask a parade marshal where the Tree Huggers “float” is supposed to be. The parade is over around 12 – 12:30 at the Kitchener Market. Save it, don’t pave it, the Waterloo Moraine!