A call for a paradigm shift toward nature in Hamilton Ontario
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Area of Concern
The Hamilton Conservation Authority mapping for Lower Ancaster Creek Catchment area shows the various stressors on habitat and water quality, with the parking lot in Zone M indicated with the concern "Poor stormwater management resulting in ditch creek"
(from ANCASTER CREEK SUBWATERSHED, STEWARDSHIP ACTION PLAN, DRAFT December 31, 2007)
We're heading back out to share the history of this former floodplain/nature sanctuary, and take a look at the rehabilitated future of this contested site in McMaster's west campus. Can we really depave Paradise? It's happening!
We're going on a hike to introduce McMaster students (and any other interested participants) to this former RBG Coldspring Valley Nature Sanctuary and coldwater creek floodplain - currently a parking lot - to examine the past, present and future of this place that is undergoing an important ecological transformation.
Tour Leaders Dan Coleman (English Professor and author of Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place)Randy Kay (Restore Cootes)Judy Major-Girardin (School of the Arts)