McMaster University Students have raised $12,000 through the October 19th Color Me Rad Event for the Ecopark Campaign to protect environmentally significant grasslands located north of campus between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment. These grasslands will form part of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System. The McMaster University campus organizations involved in the Color Me Rad EcoPark Grasslands Initiative included the MSU, MacGreen, MacServe and the Mac Outdoor Club. In addition, Ashley Verrall, a Mohawk College Recreation and Leisure student, assisted with the McMaster student Color Me Rad initiative.
The McMaster students have pledged to raise a total of $25,000 to secure Ecopark Grasslands and further fundraising initiatives in Westdale and Dundas are planned. For further information on the McMaster Student initiative, MacGreen for Grasslands, contact Wayne Terrybery at 905-525-9140 ext 26384, or Allyson Wenzowski at 905-379-7353.
Left to right: David Campbell, President, McMaster Students Union, Richard MacDonald, Chair, Hamilton Conservation Foundation Board, Katlin Jingco, MSU MacGreen, Wayne Terryberry, Outdoor Recreation & Chair – President’s Advisory Committee on Cootes Paradise.