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Save the Petawawa River
Public Meeting and Candlelight Vigil
111 Victoria Street,
August 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm
The Petawawa River is one of the last remaining free-flowing tributaries of the Ottawa River. As a naturally-flowing river, it supports a diversity of wildlife as well as a booming community of whitewater paddlers, rafters and recreational fishers. A proposed hydro-electric dam on the Petawawa River, the Big Eddy Project, would have a serious impact on the river’s ecology and on its recreational value. Riverkeeper is opposed to the damming of one of our last ‘natural’ tributaries. Here is the submission [pdf file: 0.2mb] we presented at the last public meeting outlining the reasons why.
On Tuesday, August 7, Xeneca Power Development will be giving the Petawawa Town Council an update on the Big Eddy hydro development project. This is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to show Xeneca what they think of the Big Eddy Project.
The Community Alliance to Save the Petawawa (CASP) would like to invite you, and any interested friends, relatives and neighbours, to attend this public meeting. Although space within the Council chambers is limited, we would ask that you please attend, and help us fill the room, spill into the hallway and out into the parking lot if need be.
A candlelight vigil will follow immediately after the update. There will be a short procession down to the river’s edge. Please bring a mason jar and a tea light (candle or battery operated) to join the candlelight vigil and show your support for retaining the natural beauty of this river.