is the Eramosa Karst Conservation area?
Information About the Eramosa Karst & Area
"Only since 1998
has the Eramosa Karst landscape, south of Highland Road in Stoney Creek,
come to be appreciated and protected for its natural features.
Hamilton's Official Plan
Friends of the Eramosa Karst give thanks, and congratulations to city council for passing the official plan July 2009. Hamilton's Mayor Eisenberger and City Council have designated the feeder area shown in the map as "Natural Heritage Core" "to be protected" giving new hope that the feeder lands will be protected from further development. Congratulations to all city staff, and all involved in supporting this important planning document, thank you for your support!
FOTEK. INC -July 2009 Friends of the Eramosa Karst became incorporated! Special thanks for everyone involved in ensuring the long-term vitality of our group's efforts.
Eramosa Karst, an urban karst park in Hamilton, Ontario
View video exploration of the karst geological features that will be interpreted when the property is developed into Hamiltonís newest conservation area. (to View videos open above link and scroll down to Eramosa Karst Videos)
Ministry of Natural
Resources: Original Protection
Provincial Significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest • The Eramosa Karst contains examples of 16 different karst features. This karst type and the seven provincially significant features - including caves, dry valleys, soil pipes, solution shafts, sinking streams and overflow sinks - are not found anywhere else in Ontario within protected areas.
• The surface and groundwater drainage system that created the karst originated about 13,000 years ago, after the last glacier retreated in this part of the province. Today, the drainage system sustains the karst and provides examples of karst processes and features in different stages of development.
• It is believed that the Eramosa Karst is the best site
in Ontario for teaching about karst features and processes. The
diversity of features within a compact area, the simplicity of the developing
karst systems, its location within the province's Golden Horseshoe, and
the interest and support already expressed by landowners, the community
and the province present both education and research opportunities