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Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Ecological Corridor Pilot Open House

Special Event Accessible Event

Date & Time:

June 5, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rock Garden (1185 York Boulevard)




Pre-Registration Required, Free

Event Description

The Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Ecological Corridor Pilot Open House will highlight the alliance’s progress to date, strategic plan, and the Parks Canada-funded Ecological Corridor Pilot Program. Representatives from EcoPark System partner agencies will have booths and presentations that will let you:

  • Discover what’s new with the EcoPark System and Parks Canada’s contribution to the “Ecological Corridor Pilot Program”.
  • Learn about the habitat restoration projects the EcoPark System partner agencies are undertaking through the Ecological Corridor Pilot Program.
  • Find out how landowner engagement supports the Ecological Corridor Pilot Program.
  • Engage with representatives of the EcoPark System and learn more about how you can get involved.

The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is a collaboration among nine government and not-for-profit agencies that collectively protect nearly 2,200 ha of open space and nature sanctuary between Cootes Paradise Marsh, Hamilton Harbour, and the Niagara Escarpment. Since 2007 the collaboration has evolved as a voluntary park alliance in which the participating agencies own and manage their lands individually but collaborate on areas of mutual interest.

EcoPark System partners include Bruce Trail Conservancy, City of Burlington, Conservation Halton, Halton Region, City of Hamilton, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, McMaster University, and Royal Botanical Gardens.

Want to learn more? Sign up for the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Newsletter.

Additional Questions?  Review the EcoPark System Ecological Corridor and FAQ webpage or email Jodi Crawford, Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Coordinator,

Pre-registration required; space is limited.

  • Male Cardinal on Branch
  • Lookout from Escarpment trail to view of trees full of autumn colours
  • Northern map turtle on a rock, looking up
  • hikers walking down hendrie valley Boardwalk in fall
  • pair of bald eagles, one standing at the edge of the nest and the other is taking off in flight