Sign our letter to Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne below, or chirp your support using our social media options to the right.
Dear Premier Wynne,
I am writing to urge you to protect the North French River and nearby South Bluff Creek watersheds, some of the last remaining pristine waterways in Ontario. The untouched nature and diverse habitats of these waterways make them crucial nesting grounds for migratory birds. At least 165 different species of migratory songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl nest in these watersheds, including threatened species like the Canada Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher.
These watersheds are located within the Boreal Forest – "North America's bird nursery” – where nearly half of all North American bird species nest and raise their young before migrating south for the winter. Many bird populations are in steep decline, and keeping their nesting grounds in the North French River watershed and South Bluff Creek largely intact will nurture millions of birds during their most vulnerable stage of development. These areas also provide a refuge for bird species pushed northward as they struggle to adapt to a warming climate.
We support Moose Cree First Nation’s declaration that the watersheds be protected from resource development activities. We urge the government of Ontario to permanently protect the ecologically and culturally significant North French River and South Bluff Creek watersheds.
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