By Tim Kowols
The Niagara Escarpment has been a work in progress for over 400 million years, bringing into perspective the wait for a planned interpretative center in Ellison Bay. The Greater Escarpment Organization Discovery Center bought the land it needed in 2017 and has been working towards its $1.4 million goal to build and outfit a facility ever since. The mission is to have interactive exhibits to put the history of the over 1,000-mile geologic formation on display. GEO-DC board member Lou Covotsos says they want to make sure they make a great first impression on day one, even if that means missing their 2019 goal of opening.
The Escarpment Discovery Center would be the second such facility in North America. The Bruce Peninsula in Ontario has its own escarpment interpretative building, which opened in the 1990s.