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GLIN==> The Future of Ojibway Shores



Posted on behalf of Shawn Hupka <cea@mnsi.net>

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Public Notice.....

Windsor's last piece of natural shoreline, Ojibway Shores, is still
scheduled for destruction.  With over 16 hectares of woodlot, a marshy pond
and 426 metres of natural Detroit River shoreline, Ojibway Shores is a
ecological gem on an otherwise heavily developed Detroit River.  Sadly, it
is zoned for heavy industrial port use and its natural features and
ecological benefits are threatened.

Ecologically, it's a very important piece of property.  In its current
state (it) acts as a wildlife linkage or corridor between the Detroit River
and the interior significant sites of the Ojibway complex, Black Oak Woods,
Ojibway Natural Heritage Site #37, and it contains a marsh, young woods
dominated by pioneer species like Cottonwood, Elm and a large Poplar/Elm
dominated swamp.

"The (...) port development plans for Windsor's last remaining piece of
natural shoreline will turn the city's most important group of natural
sanctuaries into isolated and ecologically threatened islands."
~ Dan Lebedyk, Essex Region Conservation Authority staff biologist, Fall
1998.

Ojibway Shores is owned by the Federal Government of Canada and is
administered by the Windsor Port Authority.  As part of their obligations
under the Canada Marine Act, the Windsor Port Authority must hold at least
one public meeting per year.  That meeting is scheduled for May 31, 2001 at
4:30 p.m.  It will take place at Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street,
Windsor.

Let's Make it Clear.... We Want Ojibway Shores protected.

Spread the word about this important public meeting.

To download and/or print a flyer visit our web page at .......

http://www.mnsi.net/~cea/

Shawn Hupka
President of the Citizens Environment Alliance



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