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Historical Sites

Historical SitesIn its role as a provider of regional parks and open spaces, the HCA owns and/or manages several historical sites. Organized and self-guided tours of these areas are available. Here's an overview of some of the most popular sites to visit.Griffin House An excellent example of Ancaster's early history is preserved in a simple…
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Invasive Plants & Pests

Invading species are one of the greatest threats to the biodiversity of Ontario's waters, wetlands and woodlands. Originating from other regions of the world, and in the absence of their natural predators or controls, invading species can have devastating effects on native species, habitats and ecosystems. Visit the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)…
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Wetlands are essential to our environment - they filter pollutants from our water, help control floods, and provide habitat for numerous wildlife species, including many on the endangered list. A total of 33 per cent of Ontario and 14 per cent of Canada is wetland. Unfortunately, as much as 80 per cent of Ontario's wetland…
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Open Space: Why it’s important

Forests, meadows and wetlands protect water, provide habitat for wildlife and support human health and recreation. Communities that take the time and care to protect their open spaces as natural areas usually find their open spaces are taking care of them in so many important ways. Over the years, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, with the…
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