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Nelson/Lafarge Aggregate plans to blast two more massive holes in the heart of Burlington’s precious Niagara Escarpment Greenbelt lands. Help us stop them.
We extend to you our heartfelt appreciation for any support you send our way.
We Need to Raise A Lot of Money
CORE Burlington needs to raise $40,000 in 2023 in order to continue our work advocating against the approval of Nelson Aggregate's plans to increase it's open-pit mining operation by a whopping 125 acres (that's equivalent to 93 football fields). Nelson LaFarge is a huge multi-national partnership with deep pockets. During the last quarry fight, which continued for nearly eight years, the local community action group, PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Lands) raised and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to add to the science against more open-pit mining on Mount Nemo.
A cloud of gritty grey dust engulfs homes from a blast at Nelson quarry, June 2, 2022. Note the heavy trucks. Planned volume is 600+ truck trips DAILY, to and from this pit.
Nelson's repeated new quarry applications are costing us all a lot of money—not to mention, increasing our anxiety. Nelson Aggregate has already been blasting limestone out of Mount Nemo for nearly seventy years. We at CORE Burlington believe that as a company they've had a good run at profiting from the destruction of the current 540 acres of greenbelt lands in north Burlington. We believe the citizens in this area have 'done their time' supporting the aggregate extraction industry. It's time for Nelson to keep their long held promise to stop quarrying at their current site and to allow a lake to form. And definitely, no more new quarries on Burlington's Escarpment lands.
Once It's Gone, It's Gone
The beautiful Escarpment is Burlington's backyard: a green jewel set amidst the urban and suburban sprawl of the GTHA. We need to protect this gem, for ourselves, yes, but even more so, for the coming generations—let's spare them fifty more years of open-pit mining.
Please donate to our ‘fight fund.’ It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that every dollar counts, every dollar encourages. Let’s show Nelson LaFarge Aggregate that we too have deep pockets (and a strong intent) on our side of this fight.
Speaking of Heartfelt Appreciation...
As of December 2022:
Hundreds of individuals have donated funds to CORE Burlington, ranging from $20 to over $8000! In the past three years we've raised $187,000.00!
We (the volunteers at CORE Burlington) are extremely encouraged by this incredible support from our community: and we mean encouraged in the true sense of the word. This support gives us the courage to continue our David and Goliath fight with the multi-national corporation, Nelson/LaFarge Aggregate. Many many thanks to every one of our donors (so far). This is true grass-roots energy.