Dick's Dam Park Tree Planting Project
The Bolton & District Horticultural Society Naturaliztion Committee has been working over the past year to secure financial support for an autumn 2010 tree planting project in Dick's Dam Park in Bolton. Various partnerships have been confirmed including the Town of Caledon, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Bolton Rotary and individuals who have pledged donations.
This project is important to the environmental health of this well used and historic parkland because a significant number of mature trees have died off over the years and beavers also have wreaked havoc therefore reducing shade and ground cover resulting in a serious decline in wildlife.
Dicks Dam Park is a ten minute walk from the Village of Bolton's residential and downtown commercial area. The Humber Valley Heritage Trail leads into this park from as far east as Kleinburg and then proceeds north until it connects with the Bruce Trail.
This park is unique in that the historic Humber River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, runs through it as does a well used trail with a Bailey bridge across the river (illustrated above - photo credit Patti Foley). Dick's Dam Park has a chidren's playground, volleyball courts and open area for community events, e.g; Shakspeare in the Park.
The area also has historical significance in that it is directly adjacent to a Commemorative Kiosk for the historic Glasgow Hamlet and the Woolen & Saw Mills. In addition, it adjoins the Edelweiss Park which is a major recreational area that includes numerous Soccer fields and the Bolton Tennis Club courts. There is also the Riverview Terrace Seniors Residents directly across the road.
To get involved or to support this project, please contact Richard Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org. BDHS is a registered charity (BN 867910127 RR0001) and all donations will receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. (2010-09-25)