The City of Kingston and project partners on the Third Crossing project have released their Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) that will be submitted to Parks Canada for project approval. The public is encouraged to offer input on this important document that outlines construction details and the impact on wildlife, culture, water quality and more. The … Read more
The City has been informed that KFN members are concerned about the environmental impact of the work on the Third Crossing. In response to concerns about the impact on bats of tree removal, and that mitigating bat houses were not going to be installed until the Fall, the City has responded that: As part of … Read more
New Information on Belle Park Master Plan OPEN HOUSE, 3-7:30pm Wednesday February 27th at the Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library 85 MacCauley St.
The Ontario Government is reviewing the Endangered Species Act, and there is cause for concern. Please see information from Ontario Nature below and consider signing petition.
CHANGES TO PLANNING LEGISLATION In December the Ontario Government introduced Bill 66 – Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act – in the Legislature. Among the many proposals in the Bill, are changes to the Province’s planning legislation that could negate some of the environmental protections that naturalist organizations and individuals have fought for in the past. Municipalities … Read more
The City of Kingston is undergoing a major planning exercise to determine the future of Belle Park. Another public survey is available online until December 27. We encourage you to read about the project and fill out the survey. KFN believes this is an excellent opportunity to protect and expand some wild space in the … Read more
There is a proposal to allow an open season on cormorants. The KFN thinks this is a bad idea for several reasons. We have submitted a response to the government’s EBR registry to voice our concern. We encourage you to do the same. This is a test to see how a post appears!
This page is intended to inform the public and our club members of our thoughts, concerns, research and policy with regard to wind power development. While the KFN realizes the need for alternate sources of energy other than carbon based fuels, it is clear that wind farms can also do great harm to the environment, … Read more