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We’re working on a plan for Kelso / Glen Eden and want to hear from you

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Conservation Halton is planning for a sustainable future at Kelso Conservation Area and Glen Eden by working to update the Park Master Plan. Conservation Halton is looking for everyone’s input to help develop the plan.

Between now and January 15, 2017, Conservation Halton has a survey with a variety of questions to find out what park users like about Kelso / Glen Eden and what they would like to see. The survey can be completed online at www.conservationhalton.ca/kelso-master-plan. We want to hear from you on Kelso / Glen Eden’s:

  • Programs

  • Infrastructure

  • Operations

  • Environmental conservation

Everyone who completes the survey and provides their e-mail address will be entered into a draw to win one of ten prizes. Winners will be able to choose either a Halton Parks Annual Membership or a Glen Eden Seasons Pass.

“We want to hear from everyone who comes to Kelso / Glen Eden whether you walk your dog, ski or snowboard in winter, send your child to a day camp, use our trails to mountain bike or hike, use the lake to swim or boat, attend events, really any of the many activities and programs which are offered,” said Gene Matthews, Director, Operations.

He added, “This survey will help develop a new Park Master Plan which will ensure Kelso / Glen Eden remains an exciting and cherished part of our future. We intend to incorporate public interest, conservation initiatives and the goals of the various stakeholder groups in the future planning of this park.”

The Kelso / Glen Eden Master Plan will act as the guiding document to ensure sustainable planning, development and resource management is in the forefront at Kelso throughout the continuous growth of Halton Region and the surrounding community. Visit the Kelso / Glen Eden Master Plan webpage to learn more.

What is a Master Plan and why is it necessary?
Conservation Halton wants to update their Master Plans in order to ensure continued protection for our natural heritage system while also providing appropriate recreation and educational experiences for the growing Regional population. It will assess facilities to determine if they are meeting current requirements, and look at future opportunities to either improve service or accommodate projected growth.

As part of the Niagara Escarpment Park System, the Master Plans function as the principle guiding document for planning, development and resource management of these Conservation Areas, as owned and administered by Conservation Halton. Given Kelso and Glen Eden’s location on the Niagara Escarpment a Master Plan is required so any future development can be reviewed and approved by the appropriate agencies such as the Niagara Escarpment Commission.