We are sharing the following message from Ontario Nature. SPNC spends a weekend each year in the South Bruce area.
|Piping Plovers are one of the rarest and most imperiled breeding birds in Ontario. Absent for many years from our Great Lakes shorelines, they reappeared in 2007 and nested at Sauble Beach. Every year since they have returned to this location, gradually reoccupying other Ontario Great Lakes beaches as well. Despite their comeback, the plovers are now threatened by plans to damage and destroy their habitat at Sauble Beach. Found guilty last year of intentionally destroying piping plover habitat in 2017, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula has applied for two permits under the Endangered Species Act 2007 to engage in destructive beach grooming activities again – but this time they’re seeking government approval first.|
Sign the petition here.
Please join Ontario Nature in urging the Government of Ontario NOT to grant the Town permission to damage and destroy critical piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach.
For further details, please read our full submission to the the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Honourable Jeff Yurek. The deadline for comment is June 25th.