Thank you to everyone who have called all levels of government about this issue.
I am so happy and must congratulate the council for doing this survey, allowing our citizens in the township to talk about things their not happy with. I would only hope it will be published, including all the items people felt important enough to bring to light and hopefully, will be discussed and corrected were possible.
I hope everyone had a great January and families got to talk and share thoughts and dreams of future expectations of this new council.
This one mega farmer is still ripping and tearing perfect woodlots and protected watersheds apart, with no regard to rules or common sense. This township and regional councils need to stop rubber stamping these severances at least until they clean up their act to begin with, while we as a community assess the damage done so far. Take a drive from Port Perry to the east and see the damage.
Kawartha Conservation says they must actually prioritize which infractions are the worst and try to deal with them. How do you fix destroyed tree lines and altered water coarses or bring back nature destroyed, by this ONE farmer. Hardly a fence row left or clump of trees in sight where this Corp has reached across and wiped out the neighbour. Another house severed and more money in their pocket to take out the next section.
I’m not after the responsible, love-of-the-planet-farmers who have expanded in a polite way, and I hope they understand the stance I’m taking. It’s for their kids, grand kids and neighbours future in farming that I’m really thinking about now. Everyone seems blinded by houses covering all the good land but should really be thinking, who’s going to control all the farmland, with natural and carbon sensitive acres of marsh, streams, lakes and forests that will be our saviour some day.
My hope is Doug Ford will stop this carnage and help the smaller farmer have a fair chance to protect these lands, before all the land is gone. Please contact Lindsey Park our area MPP by calling 905-697-1501 or emaling her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The government can easily change this policy back, Amendment 172, and save these hobby farms from becoming homeless and helpless. Anyone wanting to sell their little farms or properties with sensitive acreage, please be patient and take care and ask who the buyer is and maybe pause to think, “will they care for my piece of paradise”. Many of you have nurtured and protected this piece of ground for years, as our forefathers did.
We can find you a young farmer or buyer with a conscience. In the end the money it sells for will be fair and equal to all others. If you’re selling, you control the pace of the sale and all offers should literally be on the table. So you know everything is proper and both offers are being treated the same and equally.
Anyway if you feel so inclined please make any and every level of government aware of your thoughts again, so we as a community can grow together without having a huge property master in our future. We can make this a diverse and soft agriculture area for all, which includes simple things like grassed fence rows and preserving all viable trees, which will stop torrents of water full of soil and chemical heading to our lake system, wildlife and fish stock sanctuaries.
We shouldn’t ham string our farmers but we must demand common-sense sustainable practices as commonplace from the mega farm.
(Save our Farms Today) SOFT
Thank you. David Malcolm
Shortpause@gmail.com or Text me at 9054420086
“What we do for ourselves dies with us but what we do for others will be remembered forever.”
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