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AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting focuses on groundwater

Speakers included a hydrologist, member of Beausoleil First Nation and the Deputy Mayor of Tiny Township
About 100 attended the AWARE Simcoe AGM at Elmvale community centre. Provided photo
On Sunday April 28, 2019 AWARE Simcoe held its 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Elmvale Community Centre with a crowd of 100 people present.

The Elmvale Foundation co-sponsored the public meeting that focused on groundwater, an important topic in the area where the cleanest water known to science has been identified. 

Springwater Mayor Don Allen welcomed the crowd and introduced the guest speakers: Dr. John Cherry, hydrogeologist Vickie Monague, Beausoleil First Nation and Steffen Walma, Deputy Mayor of Tiny Township. 

Dr. Cherry spoke on groundwater: What is groundwater? Where does it come from? Where does it go? What does it consist of? 

Ms. Monague spoke of her activities to protect water locally and beyond since the Stop Site 41 campaign.

Deputy Mayor Walma discussed municipal responsibilities for protecting water.

A question and answer period followed.

AWARE Simcoe works for transparency and accountability in government and to protect water, the environment and health. The Elmvale Foundation is a non-profit research organization providing environmental science education.

About 100 attended the AWARE Simcoe AGM at Elmvale community centre.

On June 9, 2-4 p.m. in Stanhope Building AWARE Oro-Medonte's Guest Speaker will be Dave Carson, (Transition Dundas, Environment Hamilton) who will make a presentation entitled, Connections, Consequences, and Climate Change: You cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet.  Accompanying his presentation will be a short film on the threat that bottled water presents to our ground water resources.