CRC Rockwood

The Concerned Residents Coalition (“we”) are a community group formed in March 2013 to support a thorough and fair assessment of the Hidden Quarry application by aggregate developer James Dick Construction Limited (JDCL). The CRC was incorporated in 2014 as a non-profit under the name CRC Rockwood Inc. Through our past and on-going experience we have found ourselves filling a need for civilian environmental stewardship in the area, more…

Your Letters are Needed!
It’s time, once again, for individual residents to write letters stating objections to the Hidden Quarry proposal, this time to both Wellington County and Guelph Eramosa Township.  Details: CRC Newsletter re letters from residents to Wellington County and GET

Saturday, May 20, 8 am to 1 pm at REMAX Office at the lights in Rockwood! 

CRC’s irrepressible gardeners, Joyce Hill and Marg Schneider, couldn’t resist planting more seeds this spring, so they will be selling plants and providing expert advice for CRC’s benefit again this year. You’ll find herbs, perennials, vegetables and house plants. Click here to find more…

MPAC Property Assessment Gift to Aggregate Industry
Did you know that with the new incredibly low MPAC assessments on quarries and gravel pits that the 100 acre proposed Hidden Quarry may pay the same or less property tax than a three bedroom home in Rockwood. It’s true! If you think that’s wrong then let us know by joining the CRC and/or donating.
[Wellington Advertiser: Jan. 13, 2017, Mar. 24, 2017]


Maude Barlow speaks at Wastewise public forum challenges Hidden Quarry in Rockwood
​April-27-2017 - The outreach for the public forum noted, "In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Wastewise has invited Maude Barlow to speak. She is ... more.

GRCA Revisits Hidden Quarry Application; Recommends Deferral !
​Yet another indication that the proposed Hidden Quarry may present hidden problems. The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) Board of Directors r... more.

Water Matters!
​There is no question that the work CRC is doing to stop the Hidden Quarry is crucial to the protection of our water! The past few months have been ver... more.

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CRC at Waterstock
Sunday, June 11 Noon to 5 pm Erin Fairgrounds, Erin Ontario PLAN TO ATTEND! CRC will have a booth a Waterstoc... more.

Hidden Quarry

JDCL has submitted new applications for the Hidden Quarry, as anticipated due to the OMB ruling.  We are actively engaged in the application process and will keep you informed of status and what is needed from the membership directly to insure that our elected officials understand all sides of the arguments.

MPAC handout to the aggregate industry (more…): The new MPAC assessment rules for quarries and gravel pits may leave many Rockwood and area businesses and residents paying more property tax than the Hidden Quarry! One way to fight back is by joining the CRC.

Why stop a quarry?

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Read through our FAQ section. It provides many interesting and sometimes frightening facts about the proposed Hidden Quarry. It may trigger some questions that we haven’t covered. Email us at and we will consult the many experts who are providing the CRC with factual explanations and get back to you with the answer.

IMPACT of a quarry!

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