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There are many ways to get involved in the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System initiative...


Community members are invited to help plan and implement aspects of the ecopark system through participating in


In addition, there are many local environmental and stewardship groups that work to protect and restore natural heritage in our region - please see the Volunteer page on this site for a list of organizations and links to their websites.

If you are interested in learning about events and volunteer opportunities as they arise, please join our email list by sending an email to cootestoescarpment [at] with "newsletter" in the subject line. You may unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to cootestoescarpment [at] with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Steward your own property

The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is pleased to offer a private landowner assistance program through the Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program. The purpose of this program is to encourage and assist private landowners to become stewards of their own lands within the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System area.

Please see the Landowner Assistance Program webpage for more information.

Permanently protect your property

There are a variety of ways that landowners can permanently protect their properties with natural features such as woodlots, wetlands, meadows and creeks. To find out more, please see the Permanently protecting land in the ecopark system page on this website or contact the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Land Securement Coordinator.


Donations from individuals, corporations and foundations are welcomed to support land securement, stewardship, recreation,education, research and special projects and programs.

To donate online, click on the link to the online donation form.

To donate by cheque or cash, or for other donations, please contact the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System office.

Donations would also be welcomed by any of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System partners. Please contact individual partners (listed below) to explore options. You can also contact the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System office and we would be happy to help.

Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Partners:

Bruce Trail Conservancy 
City of Burlington 
Conservation Halton 
Halton Region 
City of Hamilton 
Hamilton Conservation Authority 
Hamilton Naturalists’ Club 
McMaster University 
Royal Botanical Gardens

  • bruce trail
  • city of burlington
  • Conservation Halton
  • Halton Region
  • City of Hamilton
  • Hamilton Conservation Authority
  • hamilton harbour
  • Hamilton Naturalists' club
  • McMaster
  • RBG

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