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Big News in LOT M

It is exciting to see McMaster finally taking action to tear up asphalt in Lot M to create the 30 metre naturalized buffer between the parking lots and the cold water creek known variously as Ancaster Creek, Red Creek (historically), and Coldwater Creek after Restore Cootes started advocating for action.

What strikes me as a little bizarre, and disappointing, is the lack of communication on this good news initiative from McMaster. No news updates on the Daily News website at McMaster, nothing on the Parking News site, it appears that parking pass holders in the lots were not notified about the changes (which we understand will mean no parking pass holders will lose a space due to excess capacity of campus lots).

A more complete post will come shortly, but for now, happy days for the natural world and the health of Ancaster Creek in the former floodplain!

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