Help Preserve Cootes Paradise

A community meeting to learn how Ainslie Wood Westdale residents can help.

  • Did you know that Cootes Paradise and Royal Botanical Gardens’ other natural lands contain over 1,500 different species of plants and animals, including over 50 species at risk, like the Jefferson salamander?
  • Did you know that the forest on the edge of Churchill Park is one of Ontario’s rare Carolinian forests? Did you know that this forest is in decline, but can be revived, with the help of Westdale residents?
  • Did you know that Royal Botanical Gardens, the City of Hamilton, and 7 other partner agencies are working together to create the Cootes to Escarpment Park System – a vision to protect and enhance our region’s incredible natural spaces?

Come out to learn more about Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Cootes to Escarpment Park System project. Contribute your ideas and find out what you can do to help protect our natural lands.


This public meeting will feature informative presentations followed by discussion of the relationships Westdale residents have with neighbouring natural lands, and how they can help revive them.


  1. The ecology of our natural lands and how Westdale residents can contribute to stewardship
  2. The Cootes to Escarpment Park System Project

For more information, please call or email Deborah Herbert at 905.527.1158, ext. 225 or


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