Category Archives: News Archive

An archive of all past HCA news

Fighting Phragmites

The Ongoing Battle of Fighting Phrag The Hamilton Conservation Authority is facilitating habitat improvement on its own property in the area of Cootes Drive and Lower Spencer Creek by tackling one of the most aggressive invasive species in Ontario. Phragmites (‘Phrag’), or European Common Reed, is that tall wavy plant seen in wetlands and ditches…
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Changes at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area

The Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area is experiencing record numbers of visitors, and has come to the point the conservation area is simply over its capacity on weekends through the summer and into the fall colours season. HCA is implementing many steps to deal with the overcapacity issues at this conservation area. HCA is taking…
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HCA secures two major properties in East Escarpment

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area.  The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, making the purchase a…
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