Saugeen Conservation reacted to news of provincial government funding cuts with “extreme disappointment and dismay” at “moves to constrain” programs and services provided by conservation authorities.
This is a real blow to the health and well being of our local watersheds where we live, work and play” said Saugeen Conservation general manager Wayne Brohman, in a press release.
“Conservation programming is, by its very nature, a long-term commitment to the health of our natural environment and saving thousands, if not millions of dollars in preventative measures, such as water quality monitoring and assessments, reforestation projects that protect sensitive headwater areas of our rivers and streams, the protection of significant woodlands and wetlands, flood preventative measures, and more.”
Brohman said it was “yet another setback” for conservation authorities. The Province cut funding to conservation authorities in the 1990’s, resulting in a 70 per cent cut to Saugeen Conservation alone, what staff called a “real blow.”