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Enter our Photo Contest!

In honour of our upcoming 10th anniversary issue, we are holding our first photo contest! All entries will be displayed on our website! Pass it on to your photography friends! More details here.

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First Photo Contest

In honour of our upcoming 10th anniversary issue, we are holding our first photo contest! Here are the important details. Theme: Your interpretation of a great Niagara Escarpment view. But show us something we haven’t seen before! Hint: see our back issue centre spreads for places we already know. Online, see them here. Prizes Include
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Hart’s Tongue at Canada Blooms

At Canada Blooms, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance garden by Fern Ridge Eco Landscaping contains many Hart’s Tongue Ferns, which are rare wild plants living on parts of the Niagara Escarpment. They are assessed as a species of special concern as they may become endangered. They can’t easily be transplanted but fortunately, can be
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Two Days, Two Walks

Written by Gloria Hildebrandt Yesterday I took a long 45-minute walk around my property with the dogs after lunch. I stayed off Evergreen Hill because the wind was so strong. It roared overhead and the tree branches were clacking, hitting each other with a loud sound. The deep snow had melted down a bit over
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Monarch Waystation Farfalla Fermata Di Milton Educational Celebration!

MiltonGreen Environmental Association (M.G.E.A.) is proud to be partnered with the Italian Canadian Club of Milton (I.C.C.M.) and Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (P.O.W.E.R.) to enhance the 128 square feet of pollinator habitat registered last year as Milton’s first Monarch Waystation with Monarch Watch. This collaborative project tying a native-species planting and artistic educational activities celebrating the Niagara Escarpment with a barbeque lunch for volunteers is scheduled for Sunday June 5th from 9:45am-3pm; email info@miltongreen.org for a volunteer application.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designates Ontario’s Escarpment a biosphere reserve as an internationally significant ecosystem for its special environment and unique environmental plan. Biosphere reserves strive to conserve the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms which make up our living “biosphere” and maintain healthy natural systems while, at the same time, meeting the material needs and aspirations of an increasing number of people. Also, 2011-2020 is the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity aiming to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature. Its goal is to mainstream biodiversity at different levels.

“MiltonGreen is thrilled to be part of enhancing the Monarch Waystation to increase our local habitat for important pollinator insects. The ICCM has generously provided land for native larval host plant species including Butterfly & Common Milkweed.” ~Eleanor Hayward RMT, President & Chair, MiltonGreen Environmental Association.

By maintaining a Monarch Waystation, we are contributing to monarch conservation, an effort that will help assure the preservation of the species and the continuation of the spectacular monarch migration phenomenon. Pollinator species provide a key ecosystem service vital to the maintenance of both wild and agricultural plant communities. Declines in the health and population of pollinators pose what could be a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, global food webs, and human health. At least 80% of our world’s crop species require pollination to set seed. An estimated one out of every three bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators.

We are grateful to our sponsor Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network.

MiltonGreen is a team of local residents who enjoy nature and learn together about eco-consciousness. We work towards a common mission of connecting and empowering the community with sustainable solutions to enhance the health of our ecosystem. Human well-being depends on supporting the web of life with our daily choices. Think globally! Act locally! Contribute to the well-being of the planet by helping us focus on our community. www.miltongreen.org

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Extra Events from Spring

So much is happening along the Niagara Escarpment! Here are a few photos that couldn’t fit into our Summer 2016 issue. All photos by Mike Davis. Mark Cullen signed copies of his new book, The New Canadian Garden, at Canada Blooms in Toronto on March 15. Is that a copy of Niagara Escarpment Views on
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Frogwatcher Hikes at Mountsberg

Just in from our friends at Conservation Halton: Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative
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The Crombie Report: Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041

News releases have been thick and fast this afternoon, about the release of the report “Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041” and an Environics poll about the Greenbelt and development. Read three of them here. Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Release of the Crombie Report Today, Burkhard
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September Happenings

Niagara Escarpment communities are always jumping with lots of things to take part in! Here are some events from September that just couldn’t fit into our Winter issue. A cool wind and occasional rain showers didn’t wash out people’s enthusiasm to hear Ann-Marie MacDonald read at the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival on Sept. 13. Photo
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Hamilton Conservation Secures Escarpment Wetland

News just released from Hamilton Conservation: Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area. The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl
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