HWSP Events

HWSP Events

Check out our past and upcoming events below!


Healthy Neighborsheds - Create a Healthy Yard this Spring!
February 20, 27 & March 6
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Our staff experts will lead you through all the steps of creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.
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Identifying and Tackling Invasive Species on Your Property 
April 19, 2018
Royal Botanical Gardens Nature Interpretive Centre
Learn from experts in invasive plant species management how to identify and tackle pesky plants on your property. Staff from the Hamilton and Halton Conservation Authority will focus on the identification and ecology the top invasive plants found in southern Ontario. You will leave with knowledge and resources on how to effectively manage the invasive plants on your property and when and where to find assistance.

Conservation Halton in partnership with Hamilton Conservation Authority, Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark and with support from Royal Botanical Gardens are hosting this workshop to help you manage invasive species on your property.  Bring a notebook, pen and dress for a walk outdoors.

Homeowner Workshop Series
February and March 2018
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? HCA & CH staff experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.

The Big Picture Collaborative
November 13-15, 2017
Bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to establish clear common goals, and to work closely with mutually reinforcing activities to re-establish healthy ecosystems and communities in the Carolinian Zone of Ontario.

Maintaining a Healthy Horse Farm Workshop
October 28, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Learn to manage horse manure, improve pasture quality and protect natural features on your property such as ponds, wetlands and streams. Find out about funding programs and Conservation Halton’s services. Plus meet local horse farmers who have implemented projects with Conservation Halton.

The Biology of Soil Health
An interactive, hands-on workshop for farmers to better understand the abundant life in soil takin g place on October 25, 2017. Click here for full event details.

Spencer Creek Salmon Stroll
Interested in viewing this year’s Chinook Salmon spawning in our watershed? Join us on October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm for a leisurely stroll with local experts to enjoy this amazing phenomenon!

Swift Adaptation: Birds of Urban Hamilton
Heads up! Join Hamilton Conservation Authority staff on June 1, 2017 at 7:30pm for an urban birding tour! We will be meandering Hamilton’s downtown core identifying and observing rare and endangered birds that have adapted to the urban environment and call Hamilton home. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist in downtown Hamilton as the tour concludes at an observation station to witness the incredible phenomenon of Chimney Swift roosting.

Sharing Experiences
A biennial capacity-building workshop for individuals and community groups who undertake environmental initiatives.

Stewards enjoy a tour of Dundurn Castle, 2013

Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day
Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day is now an event held annually to thank landowners for their participation, celebrate successes, further the sharing of stories and encourage an understanding of being part of a bigger watershed stewardship picture.

The Appreciation Days have been held at a variety of popular local sites such as Westfield Heritage Village, Dundurn Castle, Halton Region Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens, Crawford Lake and the Hamilton Harbour Queen. Attendees receive day passes for their families to explore the location. The event includes a catered lunch and time for landowners to share stories. Experts and conservation enthusiasts are invited to present regarding conservation initiatives and local projects. This event is one of the ways we say thank you to our Watershed Stewards for working to conserve and enhance the natural environment.