Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark: Protecting our Natural Heritage:
Thanks for joining me this week for another Inspire Burlington event. We were fortunate to welcome Dr. David Galbraith of the Royal Botanical Gardens to talk about the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark system, which is a collection of existing parks and natural lands in the Burlington-Hamilton region.
Beginning in 2008 the City of Burlington, along with the Royal Botanical Gardens and other partner organizations developed the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy.
This project focused on the conservation and management of approximately 1,560 hectares of publicly owned natural lands in the Aldershot and West Hamilton area. The central natural features of the area include a portion of the Niagara Escarpment and the lands and waters associated with the Cootes Paradise Marsh and Grindstone Creek.
Dr. Galbraith talks about the project at Inspire Burlington event on Feb. 19, 2014
Our next Council meeting is on February 18 where we will be considering the Proposed Capital Budget.
On February 18th, Council will vote on approving the Proposed Capital Budget for 2014. Immediately after, we will begin our review of the proposed 2014 Current operating budget at the Community and Corporate Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2014. A special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Committee meeting to approve the Current budget.
On January 29th, we held an interactive workshop about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets. We had a great turn out at this meeting. Participants had the opportunity to discuss service choices, infrastructure, and the long-term financial plan while learning more about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets and the impact the budget will have on 2014 property taxes. Continue reading →
It’s early January and so far, we have been experiencing a real Canadian winter – unlike some winters of recent memory in Burlington.
The weather conditions have presented some real challenges for travel around the GTA and much of Ontario. Our Roads and Parks Maintenance crews have been working very hard to ensure that our roads and sidewalks are cleared, safe, and up to service standard. This has not been easy due to the extreme cold temperatures we have experienced along with the consistent snow we have received.