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Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Subwatersheds

DO YOU LIVE IN THE MIDDLE SPENCER, WESTOVER OR WEST SPENCER SUBWATERSHED?

Look on the map below to see which subwatershed you live in.

Click the thumbnail map for a full-size image.

MSWWS Study Area

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE STEWARDSHIP ACTION PLANS FOR MIDDLE SPENCER, WESTOVER AND WEST SPENCER CREEKS?

These subwatersheds lie on the table lands of the Niagara Escarpment. They are unique in that they are able to support a variety of different land uses, including: agriculture, aggregate extraction, residential housing and recreation while at the same time including some of Hamilton’s most significant natural areas. As a result, these subwatersheds pose unique challenges with respect to watershed management. For this reason, these subwatersheds were identified as a priority for stewardship action.

Our daily activities can have harmful effects on these ecosystems. Some of these effects are already evident in the subwatersheds of Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Creeks, but if everyone works together then we can help to heal our environment for today and future generations.

In 2010, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, in cooperation with local agencies, businesses and residents, developed environmental Action Plans for these subwatersheds of Spencer Creek.

The Action Plans identified environmental stresses in these areas including occurrences like: contaminated runoff from roadways, encroaching landscaping into our natural areas, habitat fragmentation, on-line ponds, litter, etc. Stewardship Actions relating to education outreach, scientific studies and habitat restoration were developed to help alleviate these problems.

READ THE PLANS ONLINE

Click on the links below to read the Action Plan for your area.

Appendices available upon request.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Get a group of friends or neighbours together to help us undertake some of the Actions for your community.
  • Provide comments to the Conservation Authority.
  • Tell your friends and neighbours about our project.
  • Contact Us!
    If you are interested in helping to implement these Action Plans or have any questions or comments about the project, please contact:

Jaime Overy
Project Planner
Hamilton Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 81067
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, ON, L9G 4X1
905-525-2181 ext. 165
jovery@conservationhamilton.ca