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…

Jessup’s Falls in the Fall

November has brought us beautiful sunny skies to help make the transition to winter a little easier. It also gave visitors to the park extra time to teach the young ones the fine art of fishing! It was a great day for photography with birds and fairy driftwood eager to pose.

Fish Fly Over

Our secret is out! The fish finders were visiting the park, taking, what we are sure, will be beautiful video of the park in fall with their unmanned aerial vehicle. You can find fish enthusiasts everywhere these days, under AND over the water. These two gentlemen host a fishing show (on WFN network on Bell) and…

Public Consultations on the Official Plan

Here is your chance to show you care what happens in your community. Take note! If you do not state your opposition to updates to the official plan, you won’t have a say on any of the proposed changes. If you have any issues or questions, find out the facts at one of these public…

Jessup’s Falls

Jessup’s Falls, a set on Flickr. A quiet fall morning in the park as the mist dissipates under the rising sun.

Spring Has Come to Jessup’s Falls

We didn’t get to see any impressive displays of ice this year. Instead, winter melted into summer. But now, seasonally cool weather and rain has descended on us.  The waters might rise a bit this week! But don’t expect any icebergs!

Protect Jessup’s Falls

The Alfred-Plantagenet council have all come out unanimously in favour of protecting the Jessup’s Falls escarpment. At the town council meeting on October 15th, the mayor stated that he deems it necessary to protect the escarpment from any uses that could have a negative impact. They are working on a “Modification to the designation of…

SERA KARST TASK FORCE PHOTOS

SERA KARST TASK FORCE PHOTOS, a group on Flickr. People dedicated to cleaning up Karst caves. Let’s make sure ours in Jessup’s Falls never get polluted!

Community Barbecue to Save the Escarpment

BBQ Communautaire – UN RENDEZ-VOUS À NE PAS MANQUER: BBQ communautaire, samedi 11 août entre 11 h et 13 h pour démontrer l’opposition de la communauté face à l’établissement d’une usine d’asphalte à Plantagenet.  Le BBQ aura lieu au 6560 County Rd 17, soit la propriété adjacente à la propriété en jeu pour le changement…

Bald Eagle Makes its Summer Home on the Bay

A bald eagle was spotted flying over the Bay this morning. Eagle calls could be heard later in the evening. If anyone spots the nesting grounds…give them a wide berth…and tell us all where to stay away from so we can continue to enjoy this majestic creature in our skies. Protected Species: The Bald Eagle…

Lazy Hazy Weekend in the Park

This 3rd weekend of July was a hot one. Canoe’s were moored on the shore while those enjoying picnics took a walk under the shade of an umbrella. Others sat lazily in boats by the shore.