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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Roadway animal mortality is a significant threat to a variety of wildlife species, and in particular to the many kinds of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit Ontario’s wetlands, rivers and creeks, coastal areas, meadows and forests. The Cootes Paradise Marsh is an expansive and significant wetland habitat, and is home to threatened and endangered species…
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Conservation Authorities Celebrate Watershed Stewards

The 8th annual Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day was hosted on October 2nd 2016 by Conservation Halton (CH) and Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), at Kelso Conservation Area. In attendance were property owners from the CH and HCA watersheds that have been recognized as “Watershed Stewards”; landowners who have been recognized for their protection and enhancement of…
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Fighting Phragmites

The Ongoing Battle of Fighting Phrag The Hamilton Conservation Authority is facilitating habitat improvement on its own property in the area of Cootes Drive and Lower Spencer Creek by tackling one of the most aggressive invasive species in Ontario. Phragmites (‘Phrag’), or European Common Reed, is that tall wavy plant seen in wetlands and ditches…
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Butterfly & Pollinator Garden at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre

[caption id="attachment_8908" align="alignright" width="300"] After planting[/caption] Dundas Valley Pollinator Garden The Dundas Valley Trail Centre now has a new pollinator garden located just outside the education portable. The area was prepped in 2015 and planted this year. The garden not only makes the area more attractive visually, but will help all of our local pollinators.…
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