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mama just wants a rain barrel….

Two Rain Barrel sales and a Compost Giveaway are being held this weekend: Rain Barrel Sale hosted by the City of Hamilton April 30, 2011, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon Mohawk College at the West 5th/Fennell location The Water and Wastewater Group is holding a One Day Rain Barrel Sale! The sale commences at 8:00 a.m. and it’s first come first serve.  There are limited quantities of the Raincatcher 4000 (205 litre capacity).  The cost of the rain barrels is $45, which includes tax. All customers are required to bring their water bill to the sale to confirm residency.  There is a one barrel limit per household. Limited quantities Residents can purchase an unlimited number of barrels In the event that we sell out rain cheques available Rain or shine Cash only ($45. including tax) Come early to avoid disappointment See http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/PublicWorks/WaterAndWasteWaterDev/Education/Rainbarrel.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earth Day Rain Barrel Fundraiser Sale for Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington April 30, 2011, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington, On (Main centre, Hendrie Garden/Rose Garden Parking Lot) These RainBarrels are the most environmentally friendly available. They are reprocessed barrels that previously contained food items. All proceeds will go to Earth Day Eco-Festival. Price of barrels $50 including taxes. You can also purchase them online at http://rainbarrel.ca/. There is no limit on how many can be...

cootes paradise and the neighbourhood

Wednesday May 4, 7 to 9 pm Westdale Secondary School Cafeteria Brian and the RBG (Royal Botanical Gardens) are co-hosting a community meeting to learn about ways to help preserve Cootes Paradise.  Note that Brian represents the City of Hamilton on the RBG Board. Help preserve Cootes Paradise – the jewel in your neighbourhood > 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. Presentations 1. The ecology of our natural lands and how 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...

Churchill Park Tree Planting for Earth Day

Earth Day Tree Planting Festival at Churchill Park April 23, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet in Churchill Park at the Aviary at Churchill Park Westdale, 85 Oak Knoll Dr, Hamilton Open to the community, 1,000 trees to plant, exhibitors, guided nature walks, live birds of prey presentation, at the Aviary. All day live music and interactive drum circle, tai chi clinic, horse & wagon rides into Westdale Village, food, and much more! For more information, please feel free to contact the Earth Day Hamilton office at 905-540-8787 ext. 157, or visit...

Pedestrian Master Plan

Strathcona Pedestrian Master Plan You will recall from a previous email that the City of Hamilton has initiated the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process for the Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan. This plan will establish a 20 year (2031) framework to improve the pedestrian mobility environment in the City of Hamilton. The information that was presented at the Public Meetings are posted at http://www.hamilton.ca/PedestrianMP on the right hand side under “PIC 1 Boards”. Remember to complete the survey or log your pedestrian concerns on the interactive map before April 30. Another round of public meetings will be held in the fall to outline potential...

Trivia Fundraiser to Protect Flamborough Land

Join the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club for a night of general trivia and loads of fun! Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7:00pm to 10:00pm First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St. S. Hamilton The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club is raising funds to permanently protect land in the spectacular Beverly Swamp located in north Flamborough. These lands make up part of the best and largest forested wetland in Southern Ontario providing habitat for countless unusual species. Together we can help save this special piece of nature. $10 each or $70 per team of 8 3 rounds of trivia * prizes * silent auction * 50/50 draw Free Parking * Everyone Welcome! For reservations or more information please contact Jen Baker at 905-524-3339 or land@hamiltonnature.org. Tickets are also available at the door. Visit the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club at...

Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan

The City of Hamilton has initiated the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process for the Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan. This plan will establish a 20 year (2031) framework to improve the pedestrian mobility environment in the City of Hamilton. The goal is to provide pedestrian environments that are safe, attractive, and accessible and provide access to community institutions, employment and retail services. Mobility is intended to refer to all modes of walking, running, scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers. A series of Public Information Centres (PIC) will be held throughout the City on different days to gather public input on the problems and opportunities associated with the existing pedestrian mobility environment. Each of the PIC’s will be providing the same information: Time 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Open house/drop-in format A presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dates and Locations Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Location: Hamilton Convention Centre, Albion Room AB, Summer’s Lane Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Location: Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governor’s Road, Dundas In addition to the PIC, you are invited to complete a mobility survey and/or provide your input through an interactive map of Hamilton which will be available on the City’s project website at: http://www.hamilton.ca/PedestrianMP .  In this survey, you will be asked to indicate three streets and three intersections that you have difficulties with. If you require additional information related to the study or wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact: Al Kirkpatrick Manager, Transportation Planning Strategic Planning & Rapid Transit Consultant Environment & Sustainable Infrastructure Public Works Dept., City of Hamilton 400 – 77 James Street North Hamilton, ON, Canada,...
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