Thanks to all who helped!September 15, 2009
The Citizens Concerned for Michipicoten Bay (CCMB) Board would like to thank everyone who shared our interest in protecting the integrity of the Lake Superior shoreline during the past seven years.
We were always very encouraged by the support (financial and otherwise) that we received from members of the public throughout the District of Algoma, the north shore of Lake Superior, and beyond.
We were not successful in having the quarry operation moved further back on the Superior Aggregates' property and away from the Lake Superior shoreline and certainly we are disappointed with that outcome.
However we know that we did our best and followed the democratic process open to citizens who wish to express their concerns regarding new industrial developments in environmentally sensitive and significant areas.
Now that the proposal has received approval, we look ahead to Superior Aggregates and the various levels of governments fulfilling their respective legal obligations and responsibilities during the construction and operation of the quarry.
During the past seven years CCMB was fortunate in working with highly qualified experts who gave us assistance and advice and who strongly believed in the protection of Lake Superior.
We appreciate the support we received from environmental organizations some of whom were, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes United, MiningWatch Canada, Northwatch, Ontario Nature, Sierra Club of Canada, Environment North, Gravel Watch Ontario and Lighthawk.
We would like to thank our major financial supporters some of whom were: The McLean Foundation, EJLB Foundation, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Freshwater Future, Wilderness Canoe Association, and HIVA Environmental.
We are most appreciative and we thank all of the organizations and individuals who supported our efforts and we thank those who have indicated continuing interest in future developments in Michipicoten Harbour.
Our pursuit in protecting the natural integrity and heritage of Michipicoten Bay will be ongoing.