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We are hoping to transform our area through stewardship, reconnecting ecological corridors, restoring natural habitats, and working out new ways for people and nature to live closer to each other. This page provides a variety of resources that will help you re-connect with nature and work with us to help preserve this great green gem.

Cootes to Escarpmnet EcoPark Landowner Resources

Learn more about how we can help you restore the natural habitat of the EcoPark system on your land.

Free On-Site Consultation  (373 KB PDF)

Stewardship Award Program(361 KB PDF)

Pollinator Gardens(273 KB PDF)

Riparian Buffers(373 KB PDF)

What you Should Know About Online Ponds(423 KB PDF)

Invasive Plant Species Management(418 KB PDF)


Partner Resources

For more information on the great work that our partners are doing you can visit our about us page.

Next Door to Nature: A guide for landowners who live adjacent to nature sanctuaries (4MB PDF) Royal Botanical Gardens: Local stewardship guides

Trail Etiquette and Safety Guidelines (200KB PDF) Royal Botanical Gardens: Local stewardship guides

Environmentally Friendly Pool Drainage (825 KB PDF) - Conservation Halton: Learn how environmentally friendly methods to drain your pool.

Conservation Halton Landscaping and Tree Preservation Guidelines (1 MB PDF)  - Conservation Halton : The appendix includes a great list of locally occuring native species


Controlling Invasive Species

Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants in Ontario
(Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Landowners Guide to Controlling Invasive Woodland Plants (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Quick Reference Guide to Invasive Plant Species (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Garlic Mustard (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Garlic Mustard (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Giant Hogweed (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Giant Hogweed (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Dog Strangling Vine (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Dog Strangling Vine (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Periwinkle (270 KB PDF) (Conservation Halton)

Phragmites (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Common Buckthorn (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Common Buckthorn (Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Japanese Knotweed (Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program)

Plant These Native Plants Instead

Grow me Instead Guide

Plants that Attract Pollinators (Pollination Guelph)

Native Plant Database (Evergreen)


  • 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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