New Homeowners

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

 

Welcome to Southcott Pines where we “Put nature in your life” because we live in a forest! And it is a very unique forest as one of the remaining Oak Savannas[1] in the world. As a member of our community we ask that you join us in our efforts to preserve this environment we are privileged to own and are responsible for.

We ask that you support our land stewardship[2] actions by considering the following:

  • Enjoy our shared beach and help keep it clean.
    • No smoking
    • Dispose of garbage in containers provided
    • No glass
    • No dogs
  • Use our posted pathways “Leave nothing, take only memories”
    • Please stay on the designated paths
    • Dispose of litter in provided containers
    • Keep dogs on leash and clean up after them
  • Plant native plants, no invasive plants (contact sppa@hay.net for a list)
  • Help protect our river area (habitat for three endangered species of fish, monitored by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority and Oceans & Fisheries Canada)
  • Contact the Property Owners Advisory Committee prior to any tree removal or construction for advice regarding restrictions and potential need for permits.
  • Fences restrict the movement of wildlife and negate the forest experience. Our community supports a “no fences policy”.

Being a member of Southcott Pines provides all of us with a unique opportunity to put nature in our lives and enjoy all that it has to offer. Changes to our climate are happening which makes our forest more important than ever.  You can help preserve this area for future generations.

  • Please get informed and involved
  • Be mindful of each other and our environment
  • Participate in our community

[1] Oak Savanna  is a globally rare ecosystem that is a transition between prairie grasslands and oak forests. Over 99% of the Oak Savannah in the world has been altered or destroyed.

[2] “ Land stewardship means caring for our land, air and water and sustaining the natural processes on which life depends. Good land stewards know their actions affect the quality and health of plants, animals, air, land and water. What you do with your land today has an impact on your family, neighbours, and future generations.”

 

[1] Oak Savanna  is a globally rare ecosystem that is a transition between prairie grasslands and oak forests. Over 99% of the Oak Savannah in the world has been altered or destroyed.

[2] “ Land stewardship means caring for our land, air and water and sustaining the natural processes on which life depends. Good land stewards know their actions affect the quality and health of plants, animals, air, land and water. What you do with your land today has an impact on your family, neighbours, and future generations.”