As we head into the August long weekend, we look back on yet another terrific week in our campaign.
StoMp the MegaQuarry was a great success and introduced many new supporters to the beauty of the farmland, river valleys and forests we're trying to protect.
For those who have yet to travel the back roads of Melancthon and Mulmur, please watch this wonderful YouTube video of the StoMp produced by Greg and Grace Lloyd...and then get up here to see this stunning landscape for yourselves!
The Orangeville Citizen also published an article about the StoMp and noted that while much of Ontario's farmland is suffering from this summer's drought, the abundant water in the Hills of Headwaters has benefited Dufferin County's farmers.
And, of course, federal Environment Minister Peter Kent was spotted in them thar hills, escorted by Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson and Wellington-Halton MP Michael Chong. Kent's tour, which was preceded by a busload of NDP MPs and their constituents a week earlier, was covered by the Orangeville Banner.
A reminder about Paddle the Grand to Stop the Mega Quarry! This 20km excursion down the Grand River in Kitchener will launch next Sunday, August 12th. Thanks again to Sophie for organizing this event to raise awareness about Ontario's precious fresh water resources! You can sign up here for either a canoe or kayak. It promises to be a fun paddle along one of this province's famous rivers.
Have a wonderful long weekend!