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New Conservation Area in east part of Hamilton

We’re happy to share this news just in, about new Escarpment lands to be protected: Hamilton Conservation Authority has successfully acquired a new parcel of land as a part of their Wetland Restoration Project and the new East Escarpment Conservation Area. The 10.18 hectare (25 acre) parcel of land is located on the east side
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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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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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