Sign the petition to let the provincial government know our community is demanding action, and we need it now. Our petition:

1 Calls upon the Ontario provincial government enact legislation which would prevent large-scale development on the Escarpment lands (such as the proposed subdivision on the 1,500 acres of the Castle Glen Forest); and

2 Demands that the Ontario government permanently protect this environmentally significant ecosystem through legislation and committed funding which creates interconnected corridors of natural spaces for shared wildlife and recreational uses.

Check out our latest video showing what will be lost, forever, if the proposed Castle Glen subdivision proceeds. Over 1,500 acres of forest replaced by 1,600 homes, a gas station, golf courses, and a hotel. Bye bye natural carbon sink, sensitive ecosystem, natural habitat, and important headwaters — right on the brow of the Escarpment!

It could all be gone. Forever.

Check out or recent blogs below, or all of them on our News page!

  • Voters Prioritize Environment in South Georgian Bay Municipal Elections
    We have so much to celebrate and to be proud of!  This past municipal election, voters took a strong stance in favour of the environment. Throughout the South Georgian Bay region, residents elected local governments chalked full of ecologically sound councillors and mayors. We’re hopeful that the incoming councils will take the mandate they received […]
  • Losing a Champion for the Environment  – Greta McGillivray
    Losing a Champion for the Environment   On September 25th, our community experienced a significant loss with the passing of Greta McGillivray – one of the original defenders of the unique escarpment environment up in the Collingwood area. I had the pleasure to serve on the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Board alongside Greta and Terk […]
  • First Annual WILDHOOD Festival A Success!
    Over 250 people, including many parents and children, enjoyed a wonderful day of environmental education, music, exhibitors, and a fabulous BBQ lunch prepared and served by the Thornbury Beaver Valley Lion’s Club. The first WILDHOOD FESTIVAL was held on Saturday September 24th on the beautiful site of the Blue Mountain WILD School at Elephant Thoughts’ Kimbercote […]

Land Acknowledgement

We are grateful to live, work, and learn on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Ojibway, and Anishinabek. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. 

We acknowledge and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place since time immemorial. We also recognize the contributions that Haudenosaunee, Ojibway, Anishinabek, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

This recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to do our part to advance reconciliation in our communities. We must work together to ensure our communities advance relationships with Indigenous peoples built on meaningful consultation rooted in truth and imbued with justice.