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What we're working on.

Arial photo of the Holland Marsh, with Lake Simcoe in the distance. Credit Jeff Laidlaw.
Climate Change

Bradford Bypass

The provincial government is proposing a highway that would connect the 404 with the 400. The proposed route passes along the northern edge of Bradford, and through portions of the Holland Marsh.

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Grow the Greenbelt
Protecting our natural heritage while building communities responsibly is smart and ensures a healthy and sustainable future for Ontario.
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Support a Just Recovery from COVID-19
Crisis is also an opportunity. We can build back better, but, unless we stand together, politicians will support the broken status quo.
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Help us fight MZO requests.
Send a message to your council and MPP, and report MZOs in your community.
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Picture of an explosion at an aggregate mining operation.
Water

Teedon Pit – Waverley

Residents in Tiny are fighting to protect what some tests have shown to be some of the most pure water anywhere in the world. The primary threat to this water is aggregate mining.

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A map showing where development is proposed, and showing how it will impact wetlands. Map by SCGC using layers from Simcoe County, the MNRF, and features drawn from the proposal.
Planning

Rama Road Corridor

Ramara Council must uphold its duty to the public it serves by acknowledging the MZO request, by rectifying it with a motion that would send a letter to the Minister revoking the MZO request, and re-committing to a planning process done in good faith, with full public participation and due diligence paid to environmental and other necessary studies to ensure no negative impacts.

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A map view of where The Orbit is proposed to be built. Natural features are overlaid.
Planning

The Orbit

In Innisfil, the proponent of a controversial development, The Orbit, has successfully sought backing from council to seek a Minister’s Zoning Order, or MZO, from the province.

If the province grants this request the developer gets a short cut through rules meant to ensure the public is consulted, environmental impacts are studied, and financial consequences understood.

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Our Mission

We believe a healthy environment is critical to Simcoe County’s future.

Farmland, water and natural heritage are key components of a healthy environment and thriving economy, and need better protection.

We are calling for the expansion of the Greenbelt to Simcoe County, so that current and future generations can benefit from clean water, local food and green spaces.