Support (TEC) Tyandaga Environmental Coalition’s efforts to protect the estimated 9,000 mature trees that are threatened by the Meridian quarry expansion.
BurlingtonGreen recognizes the value of and need for aggregates to support our infrastructure, but we do not believe that the aggregate sector should take priority over protecting important forest cover, water resources and shrinking agricultural lands. We firmly believe that smart government can find a way to create a sustainable model for aggregate extraction without compromising natural environments that must be preserved if we are to address the current biodiversity crisis and support long-term sustainability for the people of Ontario.
In 2018, BurlingtonGreen filed an Application for Review to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) to review the Meridian Quarry license and take action to protect the sensitive ecosystems on site. As a result of TEC’s advocacy on this issue and support from the community, the Mayor is introducing several staff directions on this important issue.