Preserving South March Highlands
Chapter 2 - No "smoking gun". A well attended but ultimately anti-climatic meeting held in March was the latest chapter in the continuing saga in the battle to save the South March Highlands. Members of the public and Friends of the South March Highlands were provided with detailed technical presentations on both drainage … [Read More...]
In Septebmer 2011, Kizell Pond was designated as a PSW by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. In recent conversations with the area Counsellor, Marianne Wilkinson we have been informed that the City of Ottawa council will be moving to recognized the PSW designation of Kizell Pond in the city's Official Plan "in the near future". The exact … [Read More...]
The board of South March Highlands has approved a plan to develop the southmarchhighlands.ca website into a tool which will be effective to marshall support to preserve as much of the South March Highlands as possible. This plan is really a process, the first step of which was described by Sandy Hill design consultant Roufa [...]
South March Highlands coalition seeks a volunteer to organize our photos and put them online in a private folder on Picasa or Flickr. Contact savethesmh/at/gmail.com if you are interested.
In a clear sign of the growing momentum and community determination to save the South March Highlands, following the ward meeting on March 26th, the SMH-CRC Inc. organized a strategic planning meeting. The meeting was held on April 3rd 2012 and in addition to SMH-CRC members, several representatives from Ottawa-level environmental groups were in attendance [...]
As follow up to the concerns expressed here and also raised by the Greenspace Alliance, here is an update showing the proportion of ash trees in and around the South March Highlands we wish to preserve for this and future generations. There are many ash trees near [...]
Since the summer of 2011, members of SMH-CRC Inc. have taken more than 200 elementary aged school children from Kanata North and Pinecrest area schools into the Beaver Pond Forest and areas near the Kizell Pond. These field trips allow school children to see the beauty and power of mother nature first hand. As children living in [...]