Category Archives: News Archive

An archive of all past HCA news

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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Before Valens Lake Conservation Area

Not many people realize that Valens Lake looked very different 50 years ago; to many, they only know it as it is today. This park didn’t exist back then and it was all farm land, which the Hamilton Conservation Authority bought to build a dam to help control flood waters. Where the lake is today…
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