MEC Bikefest helps raise $500 for EcoPark Campaign

At the MEC Bikefest on Saturday, June 8th at Christie Conservation Area, Krys Hines of Domestique Cyclo Sportif and Hollisha Francis of McAuslan Brewing raised $500 for the Dundas EcoPark Campaign, from coffee and beer sales. A special thanks also to Annika Samuelsen of MEC for helping to organize the Dundas EcoPark Campaign fundraiser at the Bikefest. With community support, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) and partners are raising funds to restore lands adjacent to the 175-year old Desjardins Canal (the former Veldhuis Greenhouse site) and secure green corridors of open space (environmentally significant properties in the Pleasant View area) between Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment. Protecting these lands will protect green space for over 1,500 species of birds, trees, and wildlife and will enhance Hamilton’s economic potential and reputation as a Canada wide leader in the creation of a green, eco-friendly place to live, work and play. For more information or to donate, please phone 905-525-2181.