CALEDON’S NATURAL SNOW FENCE PROGRAM AIMED AT SAFER WINTER ROADS
While most of us are looking forward to spring and saying farewell to winter driving, Caledon’sPublic Works department is finalizing the details of implementing an environmental program
designed to increase winter road safety.
The Natural Snow Fence program invites farmers with properties along town roads to allow the
Town to utilize a small portion of their corn crop (approximately 12 to 15 rows) as natural snow
fences during the winter months. The rows of corn act as a natural barrier to blowing and
drifting snow and snow drift accumulation. The corn rows trap the snow as it blows across farm
fields and piles it up before it can reach roads, waterways, farmsteads or Caledon’s villages.
“The natural snow fence program is one of those unique initiatives with far-reaching benefits,”
noted Mayor Marolyn Morrison. “While some are obvious, such as improved visibility for
motorists and preventing large drifts that are dangerous to winter driving, others, like needing
less salt and reducing the frequency of sending our snow plows out are also noteworthy.”
Farmers who qualify for the program will receive remuneration from the Town. Farmers are
asked to contact Public Works for a quote at 905.584.2272 x.4328.
For more information about natural snow fences, visit the Town’s website at:
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