Bracebridge Environmental Group Collects Over 5000 Signatures To Stop Private School Project
The Protect Muskoka’s petition to preserve 443 acres of Bracebridge wetlands and residents from a new international private school project now has 5,300 signatures.
Thomas Tutsch, Director of South Bracebridge Environmental Protection Group, presented this information while explaining Protect Muskoka’s position to Bracebridge Town Council on Jan. 20th.
Tutsch indicated that the project, put forth by Muskoka Royale College, has not been thoroughly studied. He recommends five more studies take place before making a decision in favour of the new school.
Protect Muskoka is concerned with the harm to species at risk and endangered species in the wetlands as well as the residents of Bracebridge who could be affected.
Tutsch says, “the challenges facing our town should be decided with community involvement,” and mentioning that only few were aware of the rezone request.
If built, the proposed private school would be located near a residential neighbourhood in the Stephens Bay Road area.
By Leila Nasr-Sharifi, special to HuntersBayRadio.com