TEESWATER – Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste held a strategic planning and fundraising meeting at an open air venue on Aug. 11.
The group says the meeting drew nearly 100 South Bruce residents opposed to the establishment of a high level radioactive nuclear dump in the municipality.
The meeting was facilitated with the support of Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) with residents providing input into planning for mobilization efforts against the establishment of the nuclear dump.
Board members of Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste also spent time bringing those in attendance up to speed on efforts of the organization to date.
Fundraising was also a key aspect of the meeting and the group states residents helped raise a “significant sum” to support continued outreach in the community that will assist in securing expert speakers and continuing media campaigns.
“I was overwhelmed with the community support on hand for this planning and information meeting. Seeing the high volume of residents opposed to this nuclear dump come out to support our organization, learn more and dig deep with funding to continue our efforts is amazing. I’m so proud of our community,” said Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste chair Michelle Stein.
“It is truly amazing to see the speed at which Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste has mobilized residents to take action,” said Wellington Water Watchers campaign director Mike Balkwill.
“Wellington Water Watchers is proud to stand in support of Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste and South Bruce residents opposed to this dump.
“David is rising to meet Goliath.”
The input received at the Aug. 11 meeting is being incorporated into formal planning and further actions by Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste.
For more information visit www.protectsouthbruce-nodgr.org.