Depave for natural system resiliency

Hamilton Conservation Foundation:

"If we're going to continue to see storms like Sandy in the coming years we're going to need to increase the resiliency of the natural systems in our watershed."  

Lot M is (was) the floodplain for Lower Ancaster Creek

What a filled-in paved floodplain looks like (Lot M with Ancaster Creek in foreground)
Restore Cootes' advocacy for restoring Lot M into a floodplain is exactly where we need to be going at this turning point in our ecological history. Demographic shifts in transportation away from private automobile use in favour of transit, cycling and walking, combine with the heavy costs to our water resources by damaging storms related to climate change to create the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on a new way of living on earth. Sustainably.