Crystal Forest

A photo essay After the snow, the rain and the cold, driving in and around the Prescott-Russell region last week was like driving through a fantasy landscape. The trees in the fields, the grasses along the ditches all sparkling in the sun. But walking in the fields became a pain for us big humans as…

Welcome to January 2018 on the escarpment!

The year started with plenty of winter; snow, cold, freezing rain, more cold, polar vortex cold and a flood of cold OVER the pole from SIBERIA! New Year’s Day was the coldest since 1899, with an average temperature for the day of -24.6 C. Read more… Which also meant getting out on the ice early….

A Fabulous Event!

On Saturday October 28th, 2017, EscarpAction celebrated the Jessup’s Falls region with an evening of Wine, Cheese and Beer! Along with favourite wines and cheeses, local products were showcased: beer from Casselman’s Cassel Brewery, sheep’s cheese from La Bergerie des Sables in Curran, St-Albert curds, preserves from South Nation Eco Marché, and much more. The…

Wine, Cheese and Beer Fundraiser for the Jessup’s Falls Escarpment

EscarpAction Jessup’s Falls  invites you to an evening of Wine, Cheese and Beer Saturday October 28, starting at 7pm At the Lucien-Delorme Community Center, 5000 rue du Centre, Wendover, On, Canada Tickets: 40$ This is an EscarpAction fundraiser to help protect the groundwater of Jessup’s Falls and all of Prescott-Russell! Wine and Cheese pairings, local…

Ultra-Fabulous Garage Sale

Garage sale Flea Market style: Many items including antiques, collectibles, crafts, bake sale and barbecue. A portion of the profits will go to help protect Jessup’s Falls and many other natural areas in our region. It takes lawyers, planners and experts to get the wording right on our official plan. Wording that will help make…

Discovery Barbecue a success!

Thanks to all our attendees for helping us raise a nice sum of money for the protection of the escarpment. We are a long way from our goal as we work our way towards the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in October and every little bit helps. Our vendors had a great day too! We sold out…

Discover Jessup’s Falls Agenda!

Agenda! Activity Schedule / Programme des activités: 11:00 to 13:00 – Lise-Anne Delorme – story time / contes pour enfants 11:30 to 18:00 – Barbecue 13:00 to 13:30 – 1st silent auction / 1er encan silencieux 13:30 to 14:30 – Lucien Delorme – history time / histoires d’antant 16:00 to 16:30 – 2nd Silent Auction…

Festival Jessup’s Falls is looking for Volunteers

I’m sure you’re wondering what has been going on with our work to save the Jessup’s Falls escarpment.  Although our County mayors voted to keep the aggregate resource designation (and therefore quarrying) off the escarpment, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) reversed the change to the Official Plan. Our position hasn’t changed, as the…

Protect the Escarpment

The Fight Continues The date is set, the lawyers are standing by, concerned citizens of Prescott-Russell are readying themselves for a year of research, campaigning and fundraising. The case to save the escarpment from industrial development (quarryies and asphalt plants) is underway. We are preparing for a pre-hearing with the Ontario Municipal Board 27th of…