Update re Pigeon lake Wild Rice Management Plan

Update re Pigeon lake Wild Rice Management Plan

As you are aware Parks Canada and representatives from the Williams Treaties First Nations have been working on a plan for Wild  Rice Management. The objective of the plan is to fulfill the needs of First Nation Harvesters and at the same time ensure unobstructed access to the Waterway for traditional uses we have enjoyed in the past. 

They have been meeting regularly over the past  months and it has been 

acknowledged that they are making progress. However you have probably guessed, that due to these troubling times the talks have been put on hold for the time being. 

We have been advised by Parks Canada that they are focused on distilling the discussions that have occurred to date into the format of a plan that they can bring back to the table. Their plan is to resume the meetings with First Nations as soon as feasible once the Government gives the direction to resume normal operations.

I am not optimistic that this will happen in the near future which could result in no Wild Rice Management Plan in place for the growing season this year.. However  with today’s technology it could happen?

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NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING – SAVE THE TRI-LAKES (Pigeon, Buckhorn, Chemong)

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NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2 p.m.
Ennismore Arena
Come meet with your neighbours and other property owners who are concerned about the invasion of planted rice in the lakes.

Agenda Items Include:

History of the lakes and the rice
Concerns including but not limited to:

Safety on waterways
Environmental impacts
Decrease in shoreline property values and how it will affect the community’s tax base
Managing the rice and its debris
Inability to enjoy the waterfront

Possible guest speakers
Mayors-Elect, representatives from the Trent Severn Waterway, and MPs office have been invited.

Confirmation of attendance will be posted on www.savepigeonlake.com.

Actions taken to date
What’s next
We would like your input on possible options moving forward
Questions

This meeting is being held by a group of volunteers in your community.
THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS. YOUR ATTENDANCE WILL HELP DEMONSTRATE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS MATTER.

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Removal of Comments

Hello “Save Pigeon Lake” Supporters

The true purpose of our web site has been to provide facts and information pertaining to our ongoing struggle to deal with the intentional seeding and mechanical harvesting of “cultivated” rice in our Federal waterways.

It has never been our mission to provide a forum for derogatory comments or misinformed notions about the situation at hand and understandably emotions have run high.

In the interest of a harmonious community, and the true spirit of working together to find solutions we are suspending the comment section of this website.

We appreciate the suggestions and support you have given to Save Pigeon Lake. We need to continue to build our base of supporters and request that you continue to let your neighbours and friends know of the Save Pigeon Lake initiative. This initiative has grown beyond just Pigeon Lake as the Intentional Seeding of new rice beds has admittedly been taking place in other Federal lakes within the Trent Severn waterways. This is now a concern for all Canadians who have enjoyed these waters.

If you wish to be a supporter please contact us at savepigeonlake@gmail.com
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