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PORT PERRY, Ontario, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Every year, millions of cubic metres of fill is transported to rural sites in Ontario. In the coming years, there is anticipated growth in demand for fill placement sites, given a large number of industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects in the GTA, as well as large infrastructure projects such as facilities for the Pan Am Games and new transportation routes such as the Highway 407 extension.
A symposium, hosted by the Township of Scugog and Kawartha Conservation, will feature perspectives from industry, community, science, and government, to explore the following:
Examine and discuss the status of large fill issues and implications to communities
Highlight Best Management Practices currently being applied, through specific case studies of large fill operations
Identify known gaps in oversight of activities
Discuss next steps forward in enhancing management of large-scale fill activities.
Speakers and panelists will include:
Gord Miller - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Dolly Goyette - Director, Ministry of the Environment
Glenn De Baeremaeker - Councillor, City of Toronto
Chuck Mercier - Mayor, Township of Scugog
Bev Hendry - CAO, Township of Scugog
Moreen Miller - CEO, Ontario Sand, Stone and Gravel Association
Patrick Dovigi - CEO, Green for Life
Doug LeBlanc - President, DLS Group
Carmela Marshall - Lakeridge Citizens For Clean Water
Josh Garfinkel - Senior Campaigner, Earthroots
Chris Darling - Director, Development Review and Regulation, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
Steve Holysh - Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition, YPDT Groundwater Science.
For details, including a complete agenda, see www.kawarthaconservation.com/fill
2013 Large-Scale Fill Symposium
Friday, January 25, 2013
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Scugog Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry, ON
For more information, press passes, and to arrange interviews:
Bev Hendry, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Scugog, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-985-7346
Brent Kulba, Kawartha Conservation, email@example.com, 705-328-2271 ext. 220, on-site cell 705-559-3900
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