Initiative to Protect 14 Mile Creek Greenspace Underway

February 25th, 2014 by Comment button 2 Comments »

Kevin Flynn MPP for Oakville continues to promote the protection of greenspace in Oakville. The Provincial government along with the Town of Oakville and Region of Halton have been studying sensitive lands included in the natural heritage system of the 14 Mile Creek. MPP Flynn has written to the Minister of Infrastructure to ask that any plans to sell these lands are cancelled. “Oakville citizens are very committed to the principles of complete communities including responsible growth and protection of our greenspaces. I am certain that the protection of this greenspace fits into the concept of a complete community and will benefit our town and province for years to come,” remarked Flynn.

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MPP Kevin Flynn is optimistic about the future of the 14 Mile Creek lands as he works together with the Halton Region, the Town of Oakville and Infrastructure Ontario. The province had looked at land they owned throughout the Province and asked, “Do we really need it?” The natural heritage system of the 14 Mile Creek came under this blanket review. The 650 acres of the Glenorchy Conservation Area that also included a large portion of government lands has already been protected by Flynn and the Liberal government. It forms an important part of Conservation Halton’s watershed. The 14 mile Creek system is just south of the Glenorchy Conservation Area and deserves similar consideration.

“In January 2013 Glenorchy Conservation Area in Oakville was the first addition to Ontario’s Greenbelt since being initially established in 2005. Glenorchy consists of over 400 hectares of environmentally sensitive lands including forests, creeks, wetlands and valley lands. Slated for development by a previous Conservative government Glenorchy was preserved by the Liberal government.” Said Flynn.

For over 25 years MPP Kevin Flynn has looked out for the people and lands of Oakville and continues to take a thoughtful approach to all situations. He has suggested that the 14 Mile Creek lands should be protected and not be developed. He has suggested that the Deerfield Golf Course should remain intact and that perhaps the revenues from the golf course might even be directed to the Halton Conservation Authority.

He has also suggested that perhaps the north side of the North Service Road in front of the golf course lands could be used for commercial purposes. This could be a win-win situation for everyone allowing the lands and miles of trails east of 14 Mile Creek to the already preserved urban river valley, to be left untouched for future generations of both Oakvillians and the animals living within this system.

“I have been working with the Ontario Government, the Oakville Mayor and Council and local residents to continue to build on our green record and expand greenspace in Oakville. This would ensure that our future generations have preserved natural lands to enjoy right here in Oakville,” said Flynn. When asked about what makes Oakville a special place to work and live, MPP Kevin Flynn says, “We work together to preserve the little things such as Sovereign House, the charm of Downtown Oakville and the Tree on Bronte Road that now graces the entrance to Bronte Village, Oakville.” MPP Kevin Flynn is also optimistic about the future of the 14 Mile Creek lands.

Established in 2005 by the Ontario Government, the Greenbelt encompasses over 1.8 million acres of land and covers the Niagara Escarpment, the Oak Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, agricultural land, pristine environment and hundreds of rural towns and villages.

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2 Responses to “Initiative to Protect 14 Mile Creek Greenspace Underway”

  1. Peggy says:

    Any river, creek, stream, even a wetland or marshy area is already protected from development. No further protections are necessary. Flynn is attempting to protect something that is already protected. In other words, redundant.

    • tony says:

      Than why would developers want this land??????? kevin Flynn keep up the good work, another reason I love Oakville. The GreenBelt just needs more teeth and should be expanded right up to Georgian Bay

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