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From Ponds to Parking and Back Again: The History of Coldspring Valley

McMaster University's parking lot in the west campus sits atop the floodplain for Ancaster Creek, metres away from Cootes Paradise. Lot M, N, O and P collectively buried a former nature sanctuary owned by the Royal Botanical Gardens known as Coldspring Valley. RESTORE COOTES'  Randy Kay  will be presenting a history of the area this Thursday for the  Dundas Valley Historical Society . More than a history, this talk will provide a window into ongoing positive developments that could bring back much of the natural glory to this special but degraded valley. From Ponds to Parking Lot and Back Again? The History of Coldspring Valley All presentations take place at The Dundas Museum & Archives 139 Park St. West (at Albert) Dundas, Ontario Doors open at 7 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:30 Please come early, as seating is limited. Admission: $2 for members, $3 for non-members For more information, please e-mail Judith Morphet, President of the DVHS