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Invasive Species Management Along Lower Spencer Creek

Earlier this year, HCA applied for funding from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) for the management of Phragmites to help restore portions of the provincially significant wetlands adjacent to Spencer Creek. Invasive Phragmites is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. It releases toxins from its roots…
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HCA secures two major properties in East Escarpment

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area.  The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, making the purchase a…
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Safety near escarpment areas

In light of recent incidents at both Tews and Webster’s Falls, the Hamilton Conservation Authority would like to remind trail and conservation area users of some safety tips for exploring conservation areas, especially those with escarpment features. On Monday, a male hiker lost his footing and slid down the side of the escarpment while walking…
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HCA receives infrastructure grants for Fifty Point, Westfield Heritage Village

HCA was successful in its applications for two grants from the Federal Government of Canada under The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. At Westfield Heritage Village, the program will provide $42,214 towards the rehabilitation of the c. 1845 Cathcart School. This historically significant one room, log schoolhouse has substantial structural decay and deterioration in its…
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