The Glengarry News

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Earth Day Saturday

publisher Apr 24, 2019 - 2:02pm

It will be much easier to be green after you attend Glengarry’s first Earth Day that will be held Saturday, April 27 from noon to 5 at the Sandfield Centre in Alexandria’s Island Park.

“It will be a fun, informative event about how each and every one of us can change our habits a little at a time to make a difference to our world,” says Deborah Waddell, who is heading the organizing committee.
Before the main event, everyone is invited to take part in a two-kilometre walk guided by the Friends of the Glengarry Trails Association at 11 a.m. Meanwhile, at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., there will be guided tours of the Alexandria water plant.

E-mail sustainableglengarry@gmail.com for more information.

Weed harvester returns

publisher Jul 13, 2017 - 9:37am

Watch for a return of the weed harvester to Mill Pond in Alexandria July 16 as North Glengarry continues its “aggressive strategy” against Canada Waterweeds (Elodea canadensis).

Regulations prevent the weed removal being carried out before July 15. “If we were to begin earlier, we would risk interrupting the spawning season of the large and small-mouth bass, and other fish that call Mill Pond their home,” the township says.

Tree conservation bylaw proposed

publisher Mar 22, 2017 - 9:18am

“We feel it is time to begin a conversation about the place of forests and trees in North Glengarry,” says a group of concerned citizens hoping to convince the township to enact a forest conservation bylaw.

The group, who will present its proposal at the March 27 council meeting, suggests the municipality adopt a temporary bylaw that would require anyone clear-cutting more than three acres or felling trees within 20 metres of any waterway to get a permit from the township.

Details in the March 22 edition of The News.

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