Photo of Charwell Point by Paul Jones

After 20+ years of advocacy work, we’re thrilled that the detailed proposal for a new Conservation Reserve along the southern shore of Prince Edward County is now available on the ERO (Environmental Registry of Ontario) site.

We invite you to:

  1. Complete this brief survey which includes potential names for the new Conservation Reserve
  2. Read the proposal and look at the map
  3. Submit comments until March 12, 2022!
  4. Share this great news with your friends, family and networks and invite them to get involved!

Further to a Sept 10, 2020, announcement, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is now “proposing to regulate a conservation reserve along the south shore of Prince Edward County under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Creating this reserve will provide greater protection, and ecologically sustainable land uses including traditional outdoor heritage activities can continue.”1

Since 2018, South Shore Joint Initiative and our valued partners have raised awareness about our South Shore, the last undisturbed land along the north shore of Lake Ontario and specifically, Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area and Ostrander Point Crown Land Block. These globally significant public lands are internationally recognized as a critical migratory pathway and home to remarkable biodiversity.

The wellbeing of our beautiful South Shore and millions of migrating birds, amphibians, plants, and reptiles is inextricably linked with the people who enjoy it. For these reasons and more, we’re thrilled that public consultation is underway to permanently protect and preserve these lands for current and future generations as a new Conservation Reserve.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support of a South Shore Conservation Reserve. Learn more about why our South Shore is so special, how you can get involved and contact us if you have any questions.



John Hirsch                                                                                   Cheryl Anderson
President, South Shore Joint Initiative                                     Vice President, South Shore Joint Initiative
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