Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has a new conservation area in the upper Stoney Creek mountain area and is asking the local Stoney Creek community to help name the property located on Green Mountain Road East, between 1st and 2nd Roads East.
178 acres in size, the new area has a lot of exciting natural features, including woodlands, agricultural lands, meadows and significant karst features including small caves and sinkholes. Karsts are geological features that are caused by water dissolving rock, found in limestone formations like the Niagara Escarpment.
The area also joins up with the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl
The most exciting thing for HCA is that besides providing a beautiful new area for people to walk through and enjoy, this conservation area also protects sections of Battlefield Creek. 831 metres of Battlefield Creek run through the property, with smaller creeks branching off it.
Protecting and restoring these creeks and wetlands will slow the flow of water through that area and down the escarpment. Why is that important? If water runs through the creeks and drainage systems too quickly, it can cause flooding in the neighbourhoods below.
So now you know a little bit about this new area, help us think of a name that fits! Think of your neighbourhood and the things that make this new conservation area special and suggest a name.
The winning name will be announced at an event this fall and will featured on on-site signage and the HCA’s website for years to come!