The Heritage Green Community Trust recently funded two green projects in Stoney Creek. The Trust recently allocated $2 million towards the new East Escarpment Conservation Area and almost $1 million to create the Heritage Green Community Trust Passive & Leash-Free Dog Park.
The Heritage Green Community Trust (HGCT) was established in 1997 to support community, educational and charitable organizations in upper Stoney Creek. The trust is 100 percent funded by Terrapure Environmental, the operator of the Terrapure Stoney Creek Regional Facility, (formerly Taro and Newalta) located at Upper Centennial Parkway and Green Mountain Road West.
Since its inception, the HGCT has received over $11 million in funding from Terrapure and its predecessor companies and as a result the Board of Trustees of HGCT have provided nearly $5.5 million in grants to individual recipients and organizations in the local community. More projects are being planned.
To receive funding, projects must provide tangible benefits to residents in the area of upper Stoney Creek south of the Niagara Escarpment and within 3 kilometers of the perimeter of the Terrapure Stoney Creek Regional Facility..
The funding provided to the HGCT by Terrapure is equaled by a royalty program with the City of Hamilton, which has also received over $11 million since inception. Dollars invested into the City of Hamilton program by Terrapure go to support infrastructure, sports and recreation projects in Stoney Creek.