Category Archives: SPRA

SPRA Semi-annual Park Clean-UP Fall 2014, October 19 photo report

Thank you everybody who came last Sunday to clean our Park. Since SPRA started this regular clean-ups in Fall 2012, the amount of garbage significantly reduced and now we have collected fewer than ten small bags.…

Information about drilling work to start at The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat

                      ­­­­­­      Settlers Park Residents Association     The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat Background The Sabiston Landfill has been closed since about 1975. About…

Save our Green Space – Again!

Six years ago, and again two years ago, we had to fight to stop a major drilling program on the German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat. Markham’s excuse then was ‘methane emissions’, although a senior…

SPRA position on the need to add pedestrian crosswalks at John St. and Cottonwood Crt and Chestnut Gate.

Sooner or later someone is going to get seriously hurt crossing John Street to catch the bus! In the past year SPRA has been contacted by the residents demanding a crosswalk on John Street in…

SPRA Thanksgiving Park Walk with Theresa Moore of Toronto Field Naturalists

On Thanksgiving Monday October 8, 2012 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, a group of 50 residents of Thornhill had a guided walk of German Mills Settlers Park  led by Theresa Moore of Toronto Field Naturalists. Theresa Moore…

Great community success: Markham Council unanimously supported our Greenspace and killed the aerobic project

Congratulations! On June 26, Markham Council voted Councillor Shore’s motion to stop bioreactor project. The outcome of the vote for the motion was UNBELIEVABLE – ALL 12 councillors in favour of Councillor Shore’s motion to kill the project  with…

Markham park preservation plan up for debate

yourkregion.com posted an article on June 25, 2012 “Residents and supporters of Thornhill greenspace, eyed by the town for an aerobic technology pilot test, organized a last-minute march through the meadowland and neighbouring streets yesterday…