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Good People Make Great Parks

Still lots of land vulnerable to development within the Cootes to Escarpment region, this privately owned Dundas property for example.
At a later date I will perhaps write a more detailed blog about the good people who care for the future by donating important properties for protection - in perpetuity - but for now, let's just celebrate Jon Holland's contribution to the Cootes to Escarpment system, as described in this Hamilton Spectator article.

Land in Aldershot donated for urban park

Donated land from a Burlington man is the latest addition to the ambitious plan for a “Cootes to escarpment” urban park. 
Jon Holland announced Tuesday he is donating about 15 hectares of green space to the City of Burlington to use as a park, in memory of his wife, Eileen. 
The north Aldershot property is west of York Road and south of Snake Road. 
Holland said in a statement he wants to see the property “protected in perpetuity” as part of the greater park system envisioned by agencies in Hamilton and Halton. 
The proposed Cootes to Escarpment Park System Project would connect more than 2,000 hectares of natural lands between the harbour and the escarpment. 
The proposed “Dundas Eco-Park,” which recently received several hundred dollars from federal and provincial sources, is also part of the proposed system. 
For information about the initiative, check out cootestoescarpmentpark.ca. 
The Hamilton Spectator

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