Protect the Nottawasaga River. Include the Nottawasaga River in the Navigation Protection Act. Navigable Waters Protection Act 1883. Navigation Protection Act 2014. From Transport Canada’s FAQs
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Include the Nottawasaga River in the Navigation Protection Act
The more I study the birchbark canoe and what it can do, the greater is my admiration of these people who were here long before we arrived.
Path of the Paddle
The Nottawasaga River is a neglected piece of Canadian history that was a major trading route in long ago days. It is home of many rare species great and small. It should be on the protected list!
-James Wiederer, Baxter, Ontario
Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
Sir John Graves Simcoe
National Historic Site of Canada
The Forks of Marl Creek and the Nottawasaga River
Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
Nancy Island Historic Site
Lieutenant Miller Worsley blew up his ship rather than have her fall into the hands of the Americans.
A major waterway in southern ON, the focus of a watershed.
-Colleen Healey, Baxter, Ontario
Want to be able to paddle it as it is now!
-Ann Budge, Coldwater, (Sugarbush) ON
potentially highly damaging, and therefore perverse.
-Graeme Gibson, Toronto, Ontario
I love the Nottawasaga!
Very pristine river with a good healthy fish population. Without Navigation Protection Act, its resources cannot be used efficiently.
--Quinn O’Brien, Aylmer, Canada
From the beginning this long River, which passes through the Minesing Swamp (a World Biosphere Location), has regulated the water levels for the farms and countryside in a wide area.
-Edna Caldwell, Shanty Bay, Ontario
Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly
The Nottawasaga River is one of a few significant habitats in the Lake Huron basin for the legendary Lake Sturgeon.
I learned to fish on the Nottawasaga, some 60 years ago, and I learned then to catch and release... We cannot afford to lose these waters and this habitat; they cannot be left to chance.
-Barbara Lowery, London, Ontario
The largest identified rainbow trout genetic diversity of any Ontario river system.
One of the largest runs of wild steelhead in Ontario.
The Nottawasaga provides spawning habitat for the largest run of Chinook salmon in the Lake Huron ecosystem.
11th Anniversary of the Festival
The Notty is a major influence... Its temperature and spawning grounds serve fish all the way to Lake Michigan. Let’s be super careful with our water.
-Carl Cosack, Shelburne, Ontario
The Nottawasaga River is where our cottage is. We go boating up and down that river. It is key to the tourism of Wasaga Beach.
-Donna Deneault, Toronto, Ontario
Healthy rivers lead to a healthy economy.
-Robert Olajos, North Bay, Ontario
Black Ash Creek
The Nottawasaga watershed is the foundation of all who share it, including all species - human or not. The ground, the water and the air are all interconnected and must be respected, now and for all time.
-Keith White, Angus, Ontario
From AWARE Simcoe