Please save our river

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This proposed mine couldn't be in a worse site. This will destroy years of conservation work including a reintroduction of Atlantic Salmon to the area. Please don't allow this mine to move forward. The permanent damage that will be done to the area will be irreversable and damning to the area.

This is, arguably, one of the most important Atlantic Salmon conservation initiatives in Canada. There has been years of work put into this conservation project - to destroy that for a couple of years of resource extraction is shameful.

The Beaver Dam Mine, should its development proceed, would be situated in the heart of one of the largest, most innovative, and most successful aquatic ecosystem restoration initiatives in Canada. Industrial development of this watershed would jeopardize more than two decades of hard work, massive investment, and a pronounced, yet still fragile recovery of Atlantic salmon — a COSEWIC [Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada] assessed species at risk.

Given the effort and success to date, this proposed watershed-altering and risky open-pit gold mine would deal a significant blow to the morale and momentum of volunteer groups working toward the recovery of our renewable resources and the ecosystems on which they depend. The generic bare-minimum preventative measures outlined in the revised EIS [Environmental Impact Statement] do not reflect the seriousness of the potential for negative impacts to this long-standing and critically important project.


All we have to do is look to the Moose River site to see the environmental impact an open pit mine has on an area. We cannot allow this same permanent destruction to happen in the St.Mary's Estuary region.  It would make Canada look no better than Brazil when it comes to conservation.

Submitted by
Lori MOrton
Public Notice
Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Revised Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
Date Submitted
2021-12-17 - 7:42 AM
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