Catharine Parr Traill and Mount Ararat

Sharon Keogh and David Acomba
gratefully acknowledge the generous 
contribution of volunteers and the cooperation 
and financial assistance of the following organizations.
Invasive Species Removal
Wetland Habitat Fund
Caring For The Moraine
Prescribed Burn
Caring For The Moraine
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Tallgrass Prairie Planting
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Local Volunteers (named below)
Invasive Species Control
Hamilton Township and the GRCA’s
Clean Water - Healthy Land Stewardship Program
Zephyr Films Limited
Thanks/Contact Us
Special Thanks
We thank Catharine Parr Traill for giving voice to this landscape, for providing inspiration and information, and for blazing a trail as a pioneer conservationist long before such a term was coined. A remarkable woman, naturalist and writer, Catharine overcame many hardships to create an enduring legacy for all Canadians.

We also thank Michael Peterman for his knowledge, generosity and encouragement. Michael has devoted a lifetime of study to Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie, and is the author of many scholarly articles and books on the sisters. His most recent book, written for a general readership, is the well-received visual biography titled Sisters in Two Worlds. 

We’re grateful to Norma Martin, Catherine Milne and Donna McGillis for their important research into and work on behalf of local history, especially for their very informative book,  Gore’s Landing and the Rice Lake Plains.

Thanks to Gore's Landing residents Dorothy Hochbaum and her sister Alice Johnson who’ve tended the garden at the Mount Ararat historical plaque for many years. Dorothy can be heard in the CBC Radio documentary, “Mrs. Traill's Garden,” in the Resources section of this site.
Ravine Planting
Eileen Nolan, Sally and Mac Bradden, Janice Olsson

Prairie Planting
Anita de Jong, Marg and Bob Short, Susanne Williams, Beth Bellaire, Graeme Coxon
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We welcome your response to this site.

Please inquire about visiting with 
your group or organization.

We’d welcome assistance with our stewardship efforts, whether financial or in kind.
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