Now is the time to make your voice heard


Meeting regularly since April 2021, the Town of Saugeen Shores’ Environmental Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee (ESAC) is seeking public input on environmental issues in the community.

The survey will help the Committee understand the community’s priorities related to issues such as municipal stewardship of natural assets and resources, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction and diversion, and mitigation of the effects of climate change. This information will be used to make recommendations to Saugeen Shores Council later this year. 

The survey was developed with the assistance of Professor Robert McLeman of the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. In the Fall 2021 semester, students in the Laurier Environmental Studies program will assist the Town of Saugeen Shores in analyzing the results of the survey.

“We encourage all members of our community to complete this survey,” says ESAC Chair, Councillor Cheryl Grace. “We know our residents want to protect our local environment, and your feedback will be invaluable in assisting the committee with its recommendations to Council.”

Complete the survey online by visiting:

Paper copies of the survey are available for pick up at the following locations:

  • The Municipal Office, 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin
  • Southampton Arts Centre, 201 High Street, Southampton
  • Re:Mind Wellness, 174 High Street, Unit 103, Southampton
  • Bruce County Library, Port Elgin, 708 Goderich Street, Port Elgin
  • Bruce County Library, Southampton, 207 High Street, Southampton
  • Ralph’s, 544 Goderich Street, Port Elgin

Staff at the Port Elgin and Southampton Library locations are also available to help those who need assistance completing the survey electronically. Completed paper copies can be dropped off at, or mailed to the Municipal Office at 600 Tomlinson Dr.

The survey will close on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12pm (noon). While the survey will be important in quantifying community input, the Committee welcomes feedback on municipal stewardship of the environment outside of the survey period. Additional comments can be sent to