One Chance to Protect a Great Canadian Urban Natural Legacy

The collection of natural lands, wetlands and open water from Cootes Paradise north to the Niagara Escarpment, between Spencer Creek to the west and Kerncliffe Park to the east, is one of the most remarkable natural resources in Canada. Located in the heart of our nation’s most densely-populated region, the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is unmatched for biological diversity, despite its urban surroundings.

It is home to nearly a quarter of the country’s wild plants and more than 50 species at risk. It incorporates a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve (the Niagara Escarpment) and ecologically designated areas including Provincially Significant Wetlands, a national Important Bird Area, an Important Amphibian and Reptile Area and several Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).

The Cootes to Escarpment zone is a natural wonder located within walking, biking or paddling distance of half a million people and within an hour’s drive of six million more.

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