FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 2 2007
ERAMOSA KARST LANDS AT RISK
“Friends of the Eramosa Karst” formed to preserve feeder lands from
The Eramosa Karst lands (located in
the former City of
Recently a number of hydro geologists have stated their opinions that development of the lands to the east of the existing buffer area would pose a potentially serious risk to the karst ecosystem. The best option for its continued existence is to halt any future development of the area.
The lands are presently owned by the Ontario Realty Corporation. As such, the Provincial government is in the perfect position to ensure the protection of these lands by transferring the remainder of the Karst feeder areas to the Hamilton Conservation Authority.
In an effort to preserve the area
surrounding the Karst lands from future development, a citizens’ group
has been formed. At a recent
public meeting held by the group, a Board of Directors was appointed
and the name “Friends of the Eramosa Karst” was adopted. The goal of
the group is to undertake the task of convincing the Provincial government,
the City of
Friends of the Eramosa Karst is a strong, non-profit, community voice advocating the transfer of the remaining karst feeder lands to the Hamilton Conservation Authority.