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Draft Watershed Planning Guidance - ER Posting

March 23, 2018

Dear MEA Members:

 Pursuant to our notification dated February 9, 2018, we would like to provide further information on the draft Watershed Planning Guidance document currently posted on the Environmental Registry, with the 60-day review period ending on April 7, 2018.  The document can be found at the following link: Environmental Registry link.

The documents links provide a summary of the recent workshop hosted by MOECC and MNRF for the Watershed Engagement Group on February 23, 2018, as well as questions and answers from the recent webinars.

 MEA recognizes that municipalities across Ontario have varied experience with Watershed Planning and will submit comments to the Province on behalf of our members. MEA wants to articulate, to our best ability, the vast range of comments on this draft guidance document.  Municipalities outside the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, especially where there is no Conservation Authority, will have significantly different comments than those within the Growth Plan.

 After reviewing the draft guidance document and attachments, should you have specific comments that you would like to share with the MEA to include with our comments, please send them to Roslyn.lusk@kitchener.ca. Roslyn is a member of the Watershed Engagement Group representing the MEA.  Please forward comments by Thursday, March 29th.