Mission – Protect Amherst Island
Association to Protect Amherst Island – Mission
- To promote, maintain and enhance the natural environment and natural beauty of Amherst Island which is recognized internationally as a place of unique environmental significance and importance.
- To protect from, or ameliorate, any adverse environmental effects that may touch or concern the quality of the natural environment, including the flora, fauna, inhabitants and natural beauty of Amherst Island.
- To promote, educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the natural environment of Amherst Island in all its aspects.
- To develop and provide writings, activities and programs promoting the protection and preservation of the natural environment of Amherst Island and its culture and heritage and to conduct and sponsor research.
- To work and cooperate with agencies, organizations and groups involved in similar or associated activities to achieve the above.
A strong group of talented volunteers work on community engagement, government relations, and media relations. Vice President and Research Director, Dr. John Harrison, Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University has presented substantive studies on noise and shadow flicker. Dr. Harrison testified at the Ostrander Point Environmental Review Tribunal on the effects of noise. The Board has also funded studies to document the species at risk on the Island. Most recently, the economic analysis of the proposed project has been updated and forwarded to the Board of Algonquin Power.
Together The Board and its committees review and respond to Windlectric/Algonquin Power’s Renewable Energy Approval application documents and engage community members, the media, elected officials and other decision makers with the goal of eliminating the threat of industrial turbine development on the Island.
The research and understanding of Amherst Island and thorough review of Windlectric/Algonquin Power’s proposed industrial turbine development demonstrate very clearly that this plan would cause serious and irreversible harm to the environment and the community.