Protect the Blanding's Turtles
Please help save the Blanding's Turtle in Ottawa!
Nestled on the western edge of suburban Ottawa lies a wetland under threat from urban expansion. This wetland has long been home to a population of threatened Blanding’s turtles as well as a number of other listed species.
Sierra Club Canada has just learned that the City of Ottawa is rushing the approval of a road extension that would cut right through this crucial habitat. To make matters worse, the extension is unneeded by the surrounding community – it is simply an attempt by the City to claim some of the federal government’s economic stimulus funds.
We can and must stop this from happening. Will you help us?
If we are to save these turtles, we need to act quickly. In order to be eligible for stimulus money, the City must get the project started right away. That means that if we can delay or prevent the Province issuing the required permits before the federal grant deadline, the City will have no reason to continue the project and we will have saved these turtles and their wetland home. More info
Our plan is simple, direct and effective -- but it can only work with your help!
A sample letter is provided in the white text box below. Please remember, letters that have been personally written are a lot more effective in getting the attention of politicians. Please include a personalized subject and write your own letter in place of the sample letter or add your own personal comments. Letters do not need to be long, one or two paragraphs will suffice.