The province is looking to add more land in Clarington to the Greenbelt.
They plan to protect an additional 115 acres of wetlands surrounding Bowmanville, Soper and Wilmot creeks.
“We look forward to working with the provincial government and providing valuable feedback on the proposed extension of the Bowmanville, Soper and Wilmot Creeks Valley systems,” Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster said. “We value the collaboration as we work to secure these important wetlands for the enjoyment of our community and future generations. “
The municipality and CLOCA made the proposal, as part of a 60-day public consultation.
This fall, the government will consult with the public and work with Indigenous communities on maps showing lands that could be added to the Greenbelt.
“In our first consultation, we heard strong community support for adding a wetland to the urban river valleys of Bowmanville and Soper creeks and adding wetlands to the urban river valley of Soper. Wilmot Creek. This shows how important the Clarington and surrounding water systems are to local communities, ”said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “I am delighted to share our first proposal on growing the Greenbelt, which includes the addition, expansion and increased protection of urban river valleys. “
The government also recently announced plans to add up to 500 acres to Darlington Provincial Park in the Greenbelt.
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