DO YOU LIVE IN THE UPPER SPENCER, FLETCHER OR FLAMBOROUGH SUBWATERSHED?
Look on the map below to see which subwatershed you live in.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE STEWARDSHIP ACTION PLANS FOR UPPER SPENCER, FLETCHER AND FLAMBOROUGH 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, 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 have been 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 Upper Spencer, Fletcher and Flamborough Creeks, but if everyone works together then we can help to heal our environment for today and future generations.
In 2011, 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: not enough trees and shrubs along creeks, on-line ponds, dams, 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.
• Section 1 – Executive Summary and Introductory Document
• Section 2 – Upper Spencer Creek Stewardship Action Plan
• Section 3 – Fletcher Creek Stewardship Action Plan
• Section 4 – Flamborough Creek Stewardship Action Plan
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.
If you are interested in helping to implement these Action Plans or have any questions or comments about the project, please contact:
Hamilton Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 81067
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, ON, L9G 4X1
905-525-2181 ext. 165