Growing the Greenbelt in The Grand River Watershed - #ProtectOurWater

Wellington Water Watchers, along with over 100 other organizations, have called for the expansion of Greenbelt policy to ensure that source water protection features in Wellington County and throughout the Grand River Watershed -- one of the fastest growing regions in southern Ontario -- are not paved over.



Hear Trevor Dickinson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Guelph, Water Resources Engineer offer his presentation called: Climate Change & Urban Development Have Impacted Stream Flows In Southern Ontario.

Following this, Trevor will join a panel discussion to explore the merits of including source water protection areas of Guelph-Wellington in the "Bluebelt". Also on the panel will be Kevin Thomason of Grand River Environmental Network (GREN), Shelley Petrie of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. The panel will be moderated by Karen Farbridge, former mayor of the city of Guelph.

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About the Presentation

Climate Change & Urban Development Have Impacted Stream Flows In Southern Ontario
Stream flows in southern Ontario have changed as a result of climate change and urban development. Winter flows have increased and spring flows have decreased due to climate change. The decrease in green space and increase in impermeable surfaces associated with our urban growth have caused significant increase in summer stream flows. A consequence of these changes is that most reported floods in southern Ontario now occur in urbanized areas in summer months. We might be wise to reflect upon these developments before we pave more of our landscape.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The hardwood floors of this venue do not like road salt! Please bring an indoor pair of shoes to wear as we will be leaving boots by the entrance.

WHEN
February 07, 2018 at 7pm - 9:30pm
WHERE
St. James Anglican Church (basement)
86 Glasgow St N
Guelph, ON N1H 4W2
Canada
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CONTACT
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42 RSVPS
Jeff Overton D'Arcy McDermott Jo-Anne McDermott rory templeton Jamey Rosen Candice Lepage Mike Schreiner April Weppler Cathy Dykstra Vivian Webb Gavin Dandy Adele Labbe Lori Woodham Amanjot Singh Brittany Lee Andrea Porretti Laura Wensink Bob Richardson Laura Verhaeghe Brandon Edwards Samantha Casey Dave Rodgers Leanne Piper Sheila O'Reilly Donna Jennison Phil Allt Steve T Kevin Thomason Karen Farbridge Anissa McAlpine Deryk Smith

Who's RSVPing

Jeff Overton
D'Arcy McDermott
Jo-Anne McDermott
rory templeton
Jamey Rosen
Candice Lepage
Mike Schreiner
April Weppler
Cathy Dykstra
Vivian Webb
Gavin Dandy
Adele Labbe
Lori Woodham
Amanjot Singh
Brittany Lee
Andrea Porretti
Laura Wensink
Bob Richardson
Laura Verhaeghe
Brandon Edwards
Samantha Casey
Dave Rodgers
Leanne Piper
Sheila O'Reilly
Donna Jennison
Phil Allt
Steve T

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  • Jeff Overton
    rsvped 2018-02-07 13:54:33 -0500
  • D'Arcy McDermott
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  • Jo-Anne McDermott
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  • Candice Lepage
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  • Mike Schreiner
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  • April Weppler
    rsvped 2018-02-06 09:31:19 -0500
  • Cathy Dykstra
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  • Vivian Webb
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  • Gavin Dandy
    rsvped 2018-02-05 10:35:16 -0500
  • Adele Labbe
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  • Lori Woodham
    rsvped 2018-02-04 16:31:06 -0500
  • Amanjot Singh
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  • Brittany Lee
    rsvped 2018-01-29 18:05:36 -0500
  • Andrea Porretti
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    Please RSVP: Growing the Greenbelt in The Grand River Watershed - #ProtectOurWater
  • Andrea Porretti
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  • Laura Wensink
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  • Bob Richardson
    rsvped 2018-01-29 11:06:22 -0500
  • Laura Verhaeghe
    rsvped 2018-01-29 08:42:39 -0500
  • Brandon Edwards
    rsvped 2018-01-28 17:29:53 -0500
  • Samantha Casey
    rsvped 2018-01-28 17:09:58 -0500
  • Dave Rodgers
    rsvped 2018-01-26 14:30:33 -0500
  • Leanne Piper
    rsvped 2018-01-25 09:46:08 -0500
  • Sheila O'Reilly
    rsvped 2018-01-25 07:00:10 -0500
  • Donna Jennison
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-24 11:22:36 -0500
    Please RSVP: Growing the Greenbelt in The Grand River Watershed - #ProtectOurWater
  • Donna Jennison
    rsvped 2018-01-24 11:22:17 -0500
  • Phil Allt
    rsvped 2018-01-24 10:24:01 -0500
  • Lisa Mactaggart
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-23 14:58:44 -0500
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  • Steve T
    rsvped 2018-01-21 07:52:27 -0500

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