Protect South Algonquin against the Whitney Wind Farm
The township of South Algonquin is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine natural forests in the province of Ontario. This undeveloped wilderness is vital to the region's tourism, recreation and cottaging sectors. It is an important and essential part of our community's character. The Whitney Wind Farm as proposed by RES Canada Inc. represents a massive industrial project that has no place in such a natural and fragile region. We the undersigned support renewable energy like wind power but only when the development is appropriately placed and has a small environmental footprint. This proposed wind farm would have an enormous environmental and socio/economic impact on the region and permanently change the character of the township for generations to come. Therefore, we the undersigned request that the South Algonquin Township council take the following action to address our two major concerns: i) ENVIRONMENTAL: We the undersigned insist that township NOT give approval in principle to RES Canada Inc. UNTIL the full environmental screening/assessment process is complete. ii) SOCIO/ECONOMIC: At minimum, we the undersigned insist that the project area be scaled down so that it cannot be seen or heard from residential/cottaging areas (specifically McCauley lake), in order to protect a) our property values as taxpaying residents of South Algonquin township, and b) the character of our community.