About Us

We are a group of concerned citizens that hope to stop an irreversible mistake happening to our area. Our goal is to raise awareness about the proposal that has been submitted to the Town of The Blue Mountains by the owners of the Conn Gravel Pit seeking changes to our community's official plan.The changes would allow a new pit to be established bordering the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park and enable the operators to destroy the significant wildlife habitat buffering the park. Increased noise and dust from gravel extraction will impact the Pretty River Valley and more large trucks will haul large loads on roads around the Valley and Three Stage. We need your help to keep this rural land as significant woodland and forest.

Take Action!

Help us convince our council that changes should not be made to allow its destruction. Please sign our online petition or contact the municipal office directly.

Contact Us

Email: info@noprettyriverpit.ca


Ian Sinclair - August 27 Presentation to Blue Mountains Council
Purpose: To encourage Council to NOT allow a change to the Official Plan to Re-zone for Aggregate Extraction bordering The Pretty River Valley Provincial Park; and to encourage Council to NOT allow extraction below the water table

Letter of Support from Blue Mountain Watershed Trust
The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is supporting the goals of the Friends of the Pretty River Valley in its efforts to stop the Gibraltar Sand and Gravel Pit!

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to take place November 20, 2018

April 4 2018 Presentation
Ian Sinclair's Presentation to the Committee of the Whole

Letter To Town Council
Letter from Ian Sinclair to Town Council to Not accept the proposed Official Plan Amendment proposed by municipal staff. The vote will take place on April 4, 2018. Please show your opposition to this proposed rezoning by attending the meeting.

Presentation to Council
Deputation made to Council by Ian Sinclair Nov 2016

Council Approves Changes
County and Town are Poised to Move Forward

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints
Full Set of Pretty River Quarry Drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 1
Page 1 of 3 of detailed drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 2
Page 2 of 3 of detailed drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 3
Page 3 of 3 of detailed drawings