Some residents are up in arms over an application submitted to the Town of Blue Mountains to allow a gravel quarry at the western most edge of the Pretty River Valley Conservation Area.
Many feel a quarry in this sensitive area threatens groundwater, puts habitat and species at risk, not to mention threatens the enjoyment of hundreds of cyclists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.
Fears about the impact upon both the quantity and quality of water in surrounding areas.
Concerns about noise, dust, odour/emissions as well as the effect on vegetation, habitat and wildlife are being raised.
A group called the The Friends of Pretty River are asking for the Town of Blue Mountains to reject the application for re-zoning the parcel of land in question and calling on all interested parties to sign the petition at www.noprettyriverquarry.ca.
For More Information: http://noprettyriverquarry.ca/