HWSP About Us

HWSP About Us

Since 1994, the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program (HWSP) has been working with landowners in the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s watershed to help develop and undertake conservation projects on their properties.

The HWSP undertakes activities in three key project areas:

  • Landowner Outreach – including contact and site visits with watershed landowners to educate and communicate the benefits of using best management practices for addressing water quality and habitat issues.
  • Educational Opportunities – including the development and hosting of educational workshops and information sessions for watershed landowners.
  • Water Quality and Habitat Improvement Projects – where HWSP staff work with landowners to develop and implement stewardship projects on-the-ground

The HWSP is guided by HCA’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023, as well as the Stewardship Action Plans, created in partnership with community stakeholders.

Our Team

Cherish Gamble, Stewardship Technician
905-525-2181, ext. 181

Jeff Stock, Stewardship Technician
905-525-2181, ext. 196

Mike Stone, Manager, Watershed Planning, Stewardship & Ecological Services
905-525-2181, ext. 133

The core HWSP team is supported by other Hamilton Conservation Authority staff, including terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, foresters, field/project technicians and GIS specialists.