On 5 June 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM representatives from the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System will be holding a public open house at the RBG Rock Garden. The event will include an overview of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System and an update on successes to date. In addition, an update on the implementation of the Parks Canada funded Ecological Corridor Pilot Program will be provided.
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The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is a voluntary alliance among nine government and not-for-profit agencies that collectively protect nearly 2,200 ha of open space and nature sanctuary between Cootes Paradise Marsh, Hamilton Harbour, and the Niagara Escarpment. As a partner of the alliance, the Hamilton Naturalists’ club collaborates to preserve and enhance the natural lands in this important ecological corridor by using sustainable approaches to protect biodiversity, highlight ecosystem services, and enable responsible human connection to nature. The contribution to the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Ecological Corridors Pilot Project is one of the first initiatives of this kind funded by the Parks Canada National Program for Ecological Corridors, formally launched in 2022.