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 – including Greenspace Alliance, the Green Belt Coalition and the Ottawa – Carleton Wildlife Centre. The meeting produced a strong foundation document outlining key strategic objectives and a framework for short and medium term campaigns. The emergence of stronger community networks is an exciting development and shows the power of citizen engagement as a way to ensure that the review and re-crafting of Ottawa’s Official Plan is done with both communities and the environment in mind.
In an effort to have our voices heard by Mayor and City Councils, many community and environmental groups have registed to attend the Mayor’s Planning Summit to be held on Apri l 26th, 2012
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