Dexter, ON, June 25, 2019 - On Tuesday evening MPP Jeff Yurek enjoyed a perch dinner
courtesy of the Lake Erie North Shore Landowners Association at the Dexter Hall
in Dexter, Ontario. The main purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new Minister
of the Environment to the ongoing issues that many Lake Erie shoreline landowners
For years the members of LENSLA have been watching their land, as much as 10 feet
per year disappear along the shores of Lake Erie. The causes of this severe erosion
along the high banks of the Lake Erie's north shoreline are just simple changes in the weather
that cause fluctuating water levels, storms, changing seasonal temperatures and
climate change. Finding solutions to stop or slow down this senseless loss of hundreds
of acres every year can be very difficult and costly to accomplish.
More help from the government could be on the way according to MPP Jeff Yurek. "It's
policy direction, treating erosion as something we need to fix, adapt to what's
happening on our lakeshore. Everyone needs to be part of the plan as we develop
it." When asked about some financial aid - "We have to take a look at how both the
MNR Act and the Ministry of the Environment can work together, streamline the process
to be consistent and save money. The more we can do to relieve your costs at the
start is a good start." When asked about the environment - "Part of our Environment
Plan is dealing with adaptation, it's dealing with litter and waste, protecting
our water quality, and dealing with climate change."
About the Lake Erie North Shore Landowners Association
LENSLA is a group of dedicated landowners on Lake Erie's north shore who have concerns
about shoreline land erosion, land owners rights, and are dedicated to finding solutions
for the preservation of land, forests and wetlands.