Another organization aiming to protect the natural environment of Prince Edward County’s south shore is springing up.
The group is known as the South Shore Joint Initiative and is made up of many organizations, including Ontario Nature, Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, the Association to Protect Prince Edward County, Bird Studies Canada and several others.
Spokesperson for the South Shore Initiative Cheryl Anderson says the group will lobby both the provincial and federal governments to permanently disallow any kind of development around Ostrander Point and Point Petre.
However, the group has no plans to try and stop ATVs, hikers, or hunters from using the land.
A Canadian Wildlife Service study has shown the south shore of the county to be one of the most biologically diverse regions in the country.
Thousands of migratory birds fly over the area every year on routes north and south.
The South Shore Joint Initiative will be asking for Prince Edward County council’s support soon, and is holding a membership meeting March 24 at the Bloomfield Town Hall.