Hamilton-Halton Water Quality and Habitat Improvement Program

Hamilton-Halton Water Quality and Habitat Improvement Program

Landowners of natural areas and watercourses in the watersheds of Conservation Halton and Hamilton Conservation Authority may be eligible to receive a grant toward a portion of the cost of approved projects that reflect beneficial management practices to improve water quality and habitat.

Projects that improve water quality and habitat may fall into the following categories: livestock waste management, erosion control, fragile land retirement, conservation cropping practices, naturalization or planting to increase streamside/riparian habitat, wetlands, prairies, woodlands, removal of barriers to fish passage in watercourses, enhance in-stream habitat, fertilizer management, septic and well management.

To be eligible for financial assistance, landowners must enter into a written ten-year management agreement. Farmers are encouraged to develop an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP). An approved EFP may be required depending on source of funds.

Landowners are advised to contact their local conservation authority and municipal planning office to inquire about the need to obtain permits.

For more information, or to obtain advice, please contact Colleen Lavender, Watershed Stewardship Technician, 905-336-1158, extension 263, clavender@hrca.on.ca.  

Eligible Projects for Funding Assistance Factsheet