EcoPark Campaign

Your donations helped¬†to acquire and restore key natrual lands between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment as part of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, a collaboration of ten local government and non-profit partner agencies working to create one of Canada’s largest urban EcoParks.

Donations to the Hamilton Conservation Foundation helped make the EcoPark Vision a reality by securing natural lands in the western part of the EcoPark System and restoring lands on the Desjardins Canal in Dundas

Donations helped:

  • Acquire two parcels of significant¬†natural lands on York Road in Dundas to help connect 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of lands already protected by partners in the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System.
  • Naturally restore the former Veldhuis property on the Desjardins Canal and develop it into Canal Park.

These protected lands now help to:

  • Provide habitat and green corridors for over 1,500 species of birds, trees, plants and wildlife.
  • Increase opportunities for physical activity in Hamilton, reducing health costs associated with stress, obesity and chronic disease.
  • Enhance Hamilton’s economic potential and reputation as a green, eco-friendly place to live, work and play.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this campaign a success! To learn more about the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System and further efforts to protect natural lands in the EcoPark area, please click here.

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