PECFN gala fundraising dinner on April 12 to support its continuing Ostrander Point appeal
[The dinner is now SOLD OUT. Thanks for your support. Read on for an update on the ERT appeal.]
PECFN is hosting a gala dinner by highly-regarded chef Michael Hoy, plus art auction, on Saturday, April 12 at the Picton Curling Club. Purpose: to raise funds for its continuing appeal of the Ostrander Point wind project approval. Last year’s dinner by Michael Hoy was a sellout, so it’s advisable to reserve early. For more information and to reserve online, click HERE, or phone Sandra at 613-393-5577.
To bring you up to date, PECFN’s earlier ERT win last July, on grounds of serious and irreversible harm to Blanding’s turtle, was reversed in February by Ontario’s Divisional Court. This means that the project is back to its earlier approved status. PECFN has applied to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to hear an appeal of the controversial Divisional Court decision. If its application is successful (decision several months from now), the further appeal will take several more months.
PECFN, the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, is a small not-for-profit organization which has poured heart and soul into preserving Ostrander Point for resident and migratory wildlife. Ostrander Point is regarded by naturalist organizations throughout Canada as one of the worst locations in Ontario for wind turbines. (The others are Point Pelee and Amherst Island.)
Appeals of wind project approvals cost money — lots of money. To date, PECFN has raised more than $140K towards its current target of $220K, thanks mostly to the generosity of County residents and also County Council, which donated $20K to the cause. But it’s still short $80K, and the total bill will likely escalate further. If you can help, or help again, please write a cheque made out to Ostrander Point Appeal Fund and send it to OPAF, 59 King St, Unit 2, Picton, ON K0K 2T0.