Watch our latest video to see the condition of some portions of the escarpment and for information about this year’s clean-up.
Time to Sign Up
If you are thinking of taking part in Hamilton’s largest volunteer environmental clean-up we hope you sign up. It is not mandatory but we would appreciate it so we know how many supplies we need. Afterwards remember to join us at our volunteer appreciation BBQ.
This year’s volunteer appreciation BBQ is at Punchbowl Market and as in the past our friends from the East Hamilton Optimist Club will be BBQing up a storm for us including sausages and burgers. (Please remember to support the Optimist Club for all the great work they do in our communities.) With the addition of Muskoka Brewery as a sponsor there will also be a licenced area where a person over 19 can enjoy a beer for $5. Roma Pizza is donating food to the BBQ for more added flavour.
The Escarpment Project volunteers have steadily grown in numbers since the very first clean up 5 years ago. This year the number of volunteers is expected to grow again. We are expecting to reach 1000 volunteers thanks to the addition of several corporate teams who have already confirmed their attendance. We also encourage you to pull a team together from your work, club, association, school or other team you may belong to. Participating in The Escarpment Project is a great team building exercise as well as a fantastic networking opportunity.
This year we are expanding our locations East to include Grimsby and will be cleaning up a portion of 40 Mile Creek Trail. The creek that Grimsby was founded on. For a complete list of this years projects click here.
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With the size of this year’s clean up we need some extra funding so we have also just started started a GoFundMe campaign. It’s a little last minute but necessary. We hope you will help our campaign by sharing it on social media or donating yourself. Part of the money raised will be used to rent a crane to remove some of the larger items that are too large to carry out. You can also donate by clicking the donation but on our website’s Home page.