Salamander Festival – Save The Date !

Salamander Festival – Save The Date !

This year’s Salamander Festival will be held on Saturday September 29th 11AM to 4PM and promises to be as exceptional!

The BCO are currently taking applications from vendors. Please forward vendor requests to

We are also looking for volunteers and parking attendants. If you are able to help, please email

If you have any ideas how Salamander Festival 2018 could be even better, please email us at

Watch for updates on this year’s lineup!


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Your Help Is Needed – Your Opinion Matters

Your Help Is Needed

With all of the factors affecting our sensitive unique ecosystem, we need your help to make sure those in government approval positions are clearly hearing our message that we need to protect the water, wildlife, fish, birds, endangered and threatened species, wetlands and watershed. The Belfountain Community organization has been working hard to ensure that the community’s voice is heard and that the proposed 67 lot mega mansion subdivision is stalled. 

We need you to add your voice to ours.  Help us let the Town of Caledon, Developers and The Niagara Escarpment Commission know how we all feel and what we want to see in our community.

There are a few simple options.

  1. Email your thoughts directly to 
  2. Click on this link to access our postcard postcard-belfountain-5×7-1   that can be printed and your comments added on the back.
  3. Those cards are available at Higher Ground and there is a secure ballot box there where you can deposit the card.

Five minutes of your time could make the difference and have your voice heard!
Please feel free to forward and share with your networks.

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Erin Waste Management Plant Update

Erin Waste Management Plant

The community is concerned about the effluent discharge from the proposed Sewage Treatment Plant in Erin. We have demanded that a higher level of environmental study be performed, a Part II Order, regarding spills and the effluent discharge into the Credit River. A copy of our communication is available at this link:   BCO Erin Waste Management v2

The B.C.O. will be assembling a task force to focus on this concern.

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Erin Pit Expansion Update

Erin Pit Expansion

The B.C.O. has contacted The Town of Caledon regarding a 400m x 400m tract of land along the Credit River and a part of the Erin Pit Expansion. We have requested this land is donated to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy or the Credit Valley Conservation area to benefit the community who will be negatively affected by the risk to water, truck and machinery noise, dust and visual impact affecting our hamlet. This communication is available at this link:  Brandon Ward

Members of the BCO board have attended meetings, at the Town of Caledon and in Erin, where James Dick and Associates have presented their plans for the expansion of the Erin Pit east of Winston Churchill to Shaws Creek Road. The Town of Caledon have posted signs asking for feedback to file Town File Number RZ 17-02. The planned expansion will allow extraction of aggregates below the water table just north of the Credit River. The BCO is concerned about the effect of this extraction where risk to water, truck and machinery noise, dust and visual impact affect the hamlet. The BCO needs your support to continue pressure the Town of Caledon to complete further environmental studies regarding these effects.

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Well Monitoring Update

Well Monitoring

After the rushed requirement to sign up for Cole Engineering well monitoring, no one has been contacted. GSAI advised they would be going door to door May 15th – 30th, 2018. We will provide further updates as they are provided to us.

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Manors of Belfountain Development Update

Manors of Belfountain Development

At Lobsterfest, we had provided an update on the current steps the B.C.O. has taken to make sure that the proposal for Manors of Belfountain has taken into consideration all the aspects of our sensitive unique ecosystem. Please find our letter outlining these steps at this link:  2018 06 11 BCO Letter

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Thank You For Supporting Lobsterfest 2018

Thank you for coming out and supporting the Belfountain Community Organization at our recent Lobsterfest. The event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. Our thanks to The Belfountain Inn for being such wonderful hosts and allowing our volunteers to get in their way.

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Ian MacCallum – Welcome Home

The Belfountain Community Organization would like to extend warm wishes and a welcome home to resident Ian MacCallum.  Ian has had a long and arduous road to recovery, a journey he met with courage and determination having spent 197 days in hospital. He is delighted to be back home and has begun resuming his daily routines.  It is heartening to see him enjoying morning coffee with friends and neighbours once again.

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You’re Invited – Open House – Belfountain Conservation Area Management Plan

Belfountain Conservation Area Management Plan Public Open House
Please join CVC staff as we share our Final Vision for the Belfountain Conservation Area Management Plan.  You are welcome to come and learn about the plan, chat with project leads, ask questions and leave comments.
Date:  Tuesday June 19, 2018
Drop-In Session:
2:00pm – 4:00pm.   Doors are open for a casual drop-in.  Stop-in to review project information on Poster Boards and talk to staff about Belfountain Conservation Area. 
Evening Information Session:
6:00pm – 8:30pm.   The session will include an informative presentation showcasing the decisions and future vision for Belfountain Conservation Area. 
We hope to See you there!

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Lobsterfest 2018 – It’s Not Too Late – Tickets Available – Confirm Before Sunday 4PM

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