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Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program

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The Hamilton‐Halton Watershed Stewardship Program (HHWSP) works with landowners in the watersheds of Hamilton Conservation Authority and Conservation Halton, providing advice on environmentally friendly ways of managing properties with natural features such as woodlots, wetlands, meadows and creeks.

Yellow Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) mingles with orange Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa) in a pollinator garden. Photo Credit: Mark Funk

What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is the recognition of a collective responsibility to retain the quality and abundance of land, air, water and biodiversity, and to manage this natural capital in a way that conserves all of its environmental, economic, social and cultural values. – Alberta Stewardship Network




What is a Watershed?
A watershed is an area of land that catches rain and snow and drains or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater. Homes, farms, cottages, forests, small towns, big cities and more can make up watersheds. Some cross municipal, provincial and even international borders. They come in all shapes and sizes and can vary from millions of acres, like the land that drains into the Great Lakes, to a few acres that drain into a pond.