Hamilton Conservation Authority will be installing 700m silt fence along a portion of Cootes Drive to help minimize turtle road mortality as they start to migrate to their nesting areas. The silt fence will act as a barrier and help to guide the turtles along the side of the road towards the culverts, so that they are able to cross the road safely. HCA will be working in conjunction with RBG, who have been erecting a silt fence on their property that runs along Cootes Drive for a number of years. This project has been fully funded by donations through the HCA Foundation.
Event Schedule: Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th from 12:30 – 3pm each day
Where: Please meet us on Cootes Drive at the bridge over Spencer Creek
Parking locations available for the event
- Parking Option # 1 – Corner of Dundas St. and Cootes Dr. can hold a number of cars, although is a little hike from the meeting point
- Parking Option # 2 – King St. just off of Olympic Dr. small parking area adjacent to the Velduis property: if you are going to park there, please cross at the lights located at Olympic Dr. for safety.
Please note that there is parking allowed along Cootes Drive although it only permits a maximum of 2 hours.
How: This is a physically demanding job as we will be hammering wooden stakes into the ground. Please bring a hammer if you have one, garden gloves and wear steel toes boots if you have them.
Water and snacks will be provided on site.