One of Hamilton’s most adored waterfalls, Albion Falls, has been closed to public access for several years now. Over the last year several Escarpment Project members along with other members of the public and city staff have been working toward a solution in providing safe access to Albion Falls. The solution is an incredible, world class viewing platform that will take you close enough to feel the mist from the falls as well as take the perfect selfie. The plans for the platform will be unveiled after this year’s annual Escarpment Project clean up at the volunteer appreciation BBQ held at Punchbowl Market. Put the date in your phone: April 19 at Punchbowl Market & Bakery. The clean up starts at 10AM and the BBQ at noon. If you’re interested enough in our beloved Albion we hope you’re interested enough in helping us keep our trails and waterfall areas clean that day as well.
Other info on the proposed new platform may be found on the city’s website by clicking here.
Each year The Escarpment Project searches out locations in need of remediation and this year we are adding a Chedoke West location to our roster. More specifically the area around Sanitorium Falls just off of the Chedoke Radial Trail.
New Team Leaders
The Escarpment Project is also looking for community/environmentally minded people who would be interested in being Team Leaders and willing to donate a couple of hours by lending a hand in distributing clean up supplies to volunteers across the escarpment. We also need help in setting up the BBQ area if that’s more your thing. Volunteer hours are also available to students who volunteer. If you are interested let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you missed it, here is a quick VIDEO recap of last year’s annual clean up.
As always stay tuned for more details about this year’s annual clean up.
The Escarpment Project Team