Windermere Basin Trees + AIr Quality Walk
Join Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalists' Club for this second in our three-walk series! We'll be doing a casual walk around Windermere Basin Park in the east end of Hamilton. You'll learn about efforts to revitalize the area with native tree plantings. You'll also hear about why this location is so important for migrating birds and other wildlife. Windermere Basin Park is also on the edge of the industrial core and the park offers an incredible vantage point from which to view industrial areas. We will teach you the basics of industrial Stack Watching on this walk, so that you can join us in our on-going efforts to OBSERVE, DOCUMENT and REPORT problem pollution emissions.
If you've never been to Windermere before, this space is well worth the visit. The park has been created on reclaimed industrial land that has been naturalized over time. Naturalization has included many community tree planting events hosted through our Trees Please project in partnership with the City of Hamilton's Forestry Division.
This walk will last approximately 1 hour and will take you along mostly flat, packed gravel terrain. There is one hill along the route. We will be walking at a leisurely pace.
WALK START TIME: 6:30 PM
WALK STARTING PLACE: Meet in the parking lot at Windermere Basin Park - located off of Eastport Drive just east of Chapel Steel.
The walk starting point is marked with a 'yellow star' on the map below. The yellow star is the location of the parking lot for Windermere Basin Park. *NB that there is a public transit stop a short walk from the site - on the Lake Ontario side along Van Wagners Beach Road. The site is also accessible by bike - from Woodward Avenue there is a painted bike lane that brings you to an intersection at Woodward/Eastport Drive. The green star on the map shows the cyclist/pedestrian acces point to Windermere Basin Park. Once in the park, take the trail immediately to your right and proceed to the meeting point in the parking lot.