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Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Management Advisory Committee


The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Management Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Municipality of Clarington to assist the Municipality and the Ministry of Natural Resources in managing the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area. The Committee is also dedicated to preserving and improving the condition of the Nature Area for the benefit of the wildlife that resides there and the enjoyment of the residents of Clarington.

Terms of reference


Committee is appointed for the same term as Council.

Minimum of eight citizens, plus three staff, plus one Council representative 

Frequency of meetings

Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Committee also arranges several on-site events on weekends throughout the year including planting projects, site cleanup, special events and presentations. These occur approximately eight to 10 times per year.

There are currently two sub-committees: Communications and Maintenance.


This is a volunteer position.

Committee contact

Ken Mercer, Parks and Cemeteries Supervisor



Documents and publications

For more information on the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area:


The Nature Area is comprised of 77 hectares of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario. It is located between the CN Railway and Lake Ontario, Toronto Street to the east and Cobbledick Road in Newcastle, to the west. The Waterfront Trail traverses the property and walking/hiking trails provide access to shoreline, Newcastle Marsh and Wilmot Creek.

Wilmot Creek and the marsh are both significant components of the ecosystem of Lake Ontario's north shore. In recognition of the environmental significance and recreational values of Wilmot Creek and the Lake Ontario waterfront, the Municipality of Clarington has set goals for establishing a Nature Area on these lands, preserving them for ecological benefit and the health and enjoyment of Clarington residents.

On March 23, 1998, Council approved the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area, which establishes a management approach and action plan for the future development of the site.

Report PD-64-98 outlined the options for the impetus of the SWNAMAC.


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