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Residents oppose proposed quarry in Severn, Ont.

Group of residents around Lake St. George worried about effect on environment

September 29, 2020  By OrilliaMatters

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Severn, Ont. – Almost 200 residents in Severn, Ont., have signed a petition in opposition to a proposed quarry in the township. The 193 people who signed the petition, which has not yet been submitted to the township, are concerned about the effects a proposed quarry by Severn Aggregates would have on the environment, including Lake St. George.

The site on Concession 11 is on land zoned greenland and environmentally protected. As noted on the Lake St. George community information website, “the proposed quarry site is part of a complex and very sensitive system of rivers, wetlands and groundwater streams which is called the Severn River Watershed. OrilliaMatter reports. | READ MORE

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