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Coming Back To Life: Coldspring Valley






Real signs of life in Lot M this July, as work proceeds on creating the naturalized 30 metre buffer to protect Ancaster Creek from McMaster's parking lot. The pavement was ripped up and fill was placed behind a new concrete curb 30 metres away from the creek.

More detailed info to come, but the pictures help to show the new landscape as it takes shape. Hints of the lost natural landscape suggest themselves, but the area remains a filled-in floodplain. It would need a lot more work to ever return to floodplain function, but the McMarsh initiative could be a step in that direction if the University decides to commit fully to the project.

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