A message from our president, Kate:
I’m hoping to enlist the help of citizens close to Sauble Beach!
The local MNRF supervisor has urged anyone to report raking, bulldozing, or heavy equipment operations on the beach. With the Phragmites issue it is imperative that the sand not be tilled as it will further propagate this most invasive species – you probably know this already!
Removing sand from around benches and playground equipment is allowed without applying for an MNRF permit but raking, tilling, etc. is definitely not.
If heavy equipment appears to be encroaching on the beach there are two numbers to call. One is the MNRF office in Owen Sound at 519-371-6751. The other is available 24/7. It’s the MNRF TIPS line, for reporting infractions at 1-877-847-7667.
Owen Sound Field Naturalists President