Last chance to be heard on Ottawa River Watershed

Photo: Harrison Haines

This Friday April 27 is your last chance to participate in the Government of Canada’s consultation process for the Ottawa River Watershed. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting an online study in response to Motion M-104—from Member of Parliament, David McGuinty—which was adopted by the House of Commons, on May 3, 2017.

The importance of public participation in the study is demonstrated in this extract from a blog entry by Mary Leong on the PlaceSpeak.com website:

A healthy watershed is vital to the economic, ecological, and cultural well-being of the people who live around it. The input from Indigenous Peoples, citizens, and organizations is important as it will feed into the study, which will examine the current knowledge about the Ottawa River watershed and how best to protect, manage, and conserve it.

ECCC encourages individuals and organizations to input their views digitally by registering on the PlaceSpeak.com website.

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(Image: blog.placespeak.com)

During the Regular Council meeting on April 17, Mayor Kim Love confirmed that the Township of Madawaska Valley has participated in the survey. Click HERE to read Madawaska Valley’s response.

In order to join the conversation and be heard, follow the links below to visit PlaceSpeak, where information and questions will be updated as the study progresses.

To read more about the study itself, click HERE to visit the PlaceSpeak blog.

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