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Cootes Paradise wins as lake regulation plan dumpedTheSpec.com - Local - Cootes Paradise wins as lake regulation plan dumped
Eric McGuinness, The Hamilton Spectator, (Oct 2, 2008)

Cootes Paradise appears to be safe from a threatened change in Lake Ontario levels that would have left the marsh too dry in spring when fish are spawning and waterbirds nesting.Jim Hudson, executive director of the Bay Area Restoration Council, applauds the International Joint Commission (IJC) decision to abandon lake regulation Plan 2007, which came under heavy fire from local environmental organizations and hundreds of boaters as well as the governments of Ontario and New York State.They want a return to more natural conditions that generally produce a higher water level after spring melt and a lower level at the end of summer, arguing that's best for wildlife and for efforts to restore marsh vegetation in the Cootes wetland nature sanctuary, which acts as a fish nursery for western Lake Ontario.Hudson,…