Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are a grassroots group of concerned citizens calling for PERMANENT closure of Bedford's Acid Rock Disposal Facility on beautiful Bedford Basin. In the early 1990s thirty four acres of public waterway were taken from the community for infilling. There is a strong desire to see the site developed as a park for the community. The Waterfront Development Corporation's current vision for the waterfront has caused considerable concern. Our initiative began back in June 2010 when a father attempted to get answers for his 11 year old son concerned about the the loss of an island & a reef.
Curious what the 2010 vision for the Bedford waterfront looks like? Please note that the following report is 112 pages in length and 12 MB in size. BedfordWaterfrontFinalReport.pdf
Ask yourself the following question after watching this video.
Why is it that a local resident, with patience and a video camera, is able to document productive juvenile fish and migratory bird habitat however a local environmental firm fails to adequately do so in this report? More disturbing is the fact that this is the document that the Department of Fisheries and Ocean requires to approve the destruction of such habitat. When CBC radio host Stephanie Domet questions a DFO biologist about the Bedford waterfront, she gets a few head-scratching answers. Unbelievably, this is a verbatim transcript.
A note regarding our research into water lots on the Bedford waterfront.
It is also interesting to note that the first two objectives of the Bedford Waterfront Development Act of 1989 was to look at the establishment of a marine park on the Bedford Waterfront!