Friends of the Eramosa Karst Victorious

March 17, 2011

Eramosa KarstA Canadian group is celebrating a victory today. Friends of the Eramosa Karst, a group based in Hamilton, Ontario has succeeded in protecting an 80 acre tract of land that contains streams feeding an adjacent Karst Conservation Area. The land was proposed as a development site of about 800 homes and there was concern the development would pollute or destroy the streams feeding the karst.

This isn’t the first win for the Eramosa Karst. In 2006, the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area protecting the karst itself, was sold for $2 to the Hamilton Conservation Authority after a battle to protect it from development years earlier.

It’s considered the best example of a karst created in Ontario after the last glaciers retreated. Its features include sinkholes, vertical shafts, springs, disappearing streams and the 335-metre long Nexus cave, 10th longest in Ontario. – Hamilton Spectator

Green group wins long battle over karst lands [TheSpec.com]

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