Sign-Entrance-400x400Malcolmson Eco-Park is an eco-friendly park located within the City of St. Catharines in Port Weller West. The park is a fine example of what can be accomplished when residents work together to better their community.

The park itself derives its name from Mary Malcolmson, a woman who was instrumental in organizing the first Canadian Girl Guide Organization in 1910. The first meeting was held in St. Catharines, Ont.

Malcolmson Eco-Park is bordered by the Welland Canal and Lock One to the east and Lake Ontario to the north, all within walking distance of the park. Situated at the northern end of Niagara Street, at Lakeshore Road, in the city of St. Catharines, there is plenty of free parking and admission to the park is free.

The Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park are a group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who act as stewards of the park, doing projects that help enhance the public’s enjoyment of this unique park.  This webpage is to provide up-to-date information about the park and related events.  We will be posting upcoming events, details regarding park projects, a map of the park, contact information and interesting links.

THE PARK IS OPEN FOR WALKING AND BIKING, BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING APPLIES.

 The Friends are pleased that so many people have been enjoying the park during this pandemic. Fresh air and natural vistas are just what’s needed in these challenging times! We would also appreciate everyone using the garbage cans at the parking lot for their wastes and pet wastes. Help us keep the park beautiful!

 ONGOING PARK PROJECTS

 In spite of many activities being cancelled, the Friends were able to continue the seed growing project, the invasive plant removal and replanting in the forest, and some prairie restoration. Read about these on the Posts page.

 The latest Malcolmson Eco-Park newsletter “The Pin Oak”  is Issue #24 for Winter 2020, on the Newsletter page.  To  subscribe to our newsletter or mailings, please  contact us.

email – friendsofmalcolmsonecopark@gmail.com

Fall Clean up Day Sept.11, 2021

The Friends of Malcolmson would like to thank all the volunteers that came out Saturday morning.  We would like to thank Madeleine, Dave, Martha, Erik, Mike, Rachit, Kanda, Cindy, and our newest committee member Brittany, along with our current committee members Ron,...

Ticks in Malcolmson

As the weather warmed up quickly the bugs also came out fast and furious; Including ticks. There has been reports of ticks from visitors to the park; on people and dogs. The ticks were the dog tick that do not contain Lyme, and that is not to say that there are not...

Key’s Found in the Park

There was a set of keys lost in December in the park. They have been taped to the trailhead sign at the parking lot. If you are the owner of the keys please retrieve them and let us know when you have picked them up. Thank you! friendsofmalcolmsonecopark@gmail .

NIAGARA COLLEGE STUDENTS FIELD PROJECTS

We are excited to have groups of Ecosystem Restoration students doing field projects on the prairie, the forest, and the pond. They will share their findings and proposals for actions, with the Friends, which will be very helpful for our planning. Some of the students...

STEP ONE OF NEW PRAIRIE RESTORATION PLAN

In May, the Friends Committee planted 70 shrubs in a wet area of the prairie. They watered them over the dry summer, and all are growing well. Watch for blossoms next spring, and berries in summer that the pollinators and birds will love

INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL IN THE FOREST

The 3 areas that were sprayed for invasive plants over the past 2 years are looking much better. In October 2020, with the help of an  NPCA grant and volunteers, we dug out  Buckthorn and Bittersweet vine that was missed, and replanted one area with 105 native shrubs....

SEEDS PROJECT KEEPS GROWING

Mike and Veronica led the planting of several dozen trays of native wildflowers from seeds. These have been cared for over the summer, and are growing very well. Some were planted in the prairie, and the rest are waiting till spring 2021 to be sold at our plant sale,...

Demonstration plots going in at Malcolmson

Attached is a document that is guiding the Friends of Malclmson in our current restoration projects. We are going to be planting and installing demonstration plots in the prairie. We are trying to figure out the best way to deal with the invasive species in the...

Have you seen the crop circles and new plantings?

Some interesting crop circles as well as planted trees and shrubs showed up in the park this morning in the tall grass area to the right of the main entrance. A few of the Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park were busy this morning physical distancing and planting some...

COVID-19 Update and General Park Reminders

We hope everyone is staying safe during these unprecedented times. The park and parking lot is open again and with the weather warming up please be respectful of the park and those using the park. Physical distancing is the new normal, please be aware of this when...