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HWSP Events

HWSP Events

Check out our past and upcoming events below!


Upcoming events:


The Biology of Soil Health
An interactive, hands-on workshop for farmers to better understand the abundant life in soil takin g place on October 25, 2017. Click here for full event details.


Maintaining a Healthy Horse Farm Workshop
October 28, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Learn to manage horse manure, improve pasture quality and protect natural features on your property such as ponds, wetlands and streams. Find out about funding programs and Conservation Halton’s services. Plus meet local horse farmers who have implemented projects with Conservation Halton.

$20 per person plus HST. Registration is required.

Click here for more information and to register.


The Big Picture Collaborative
November 13-15
Bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to establish clear common goals, and to work closely with mutually reinforcing activities to re-establish healthy ecosystems and communities in the Carolinian Zone of Ontario.

We invite you to join the discussion to map out the next critical step towards restoring healthy landscapes in Canada’s deep south by attending one of three regional one-day workshops. Click here for more information and to register.


Sharing Experiences Workshop
SEW is for community-minded individual or group member keen on skill-building, networking and sharing ideas about your environmental projects! The next workshop takes place March 3, 2018.

 

 

Past Events:


Spencer Creek Salmon Stroll
Interested in viewing this year’s Chinook Salmon spawning in our watershed? Join us on October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm for a leisurely stroll with local experts to enjoy this amazing phenomenon!


Swift Adaptation: Birds of Urban Hamilton
Heads up! Join Hamilton Conservation Authority staff on June 1 at 7:30pm for an urban birding tour! We will be meandering Hamilton’s downtown core identifying and observing rare and endangered birds that have adapted to the urban environment and call Hamilton home. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist in downtown Hamilton as the tour concludes at an observation station to witness the incredible phenomenon of Chimney Swift roosting.


2017 Homeowner Workshop Series
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? The Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program, is assisting Conservation Halton in hosting FREE Homeowner Workshops. HCA & CH staff experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal. Click here to check workshop dates and learn more.


Soil Leadership Course
You care about soil health and about agriculture. You're out there talking to other farmers and you're showing off your cover crops. You're already a leader and I think you could take this to the next level. Here's a program that will challenge, network and inspire you to ramp up your leadership and communication skills, and it is focused on the soil!

It is the Ontario Soil Network, led by Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) and sponsored by all your favourite farm organizations. You'd be one of 25 farmers in a unique 10 month course that kicks off on March 23-24, 2017 in London. You'll get an early perk- having an exclusive dinner with Dave Brandt on March 9! The details are at www.ontariosoil.net and be sure to apply before February 28th.


Spencer Creek Historic Walk
In February of 2017, the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program invited community members to gather and learn about the places and people who helped shape the town of Dundas on an interactive walking tour. Click here to learn more.


Spencer Creek Salmon Stroll
Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program held its first guided Spencer Creek Salmon Stroll in October of 2016.


Sharing Experiences
A biennial capacity-building workshop for individuals and community groups who undertake environmental initiatives.


Stewards enjoy a tour of Dundurn Castle, 2013

Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day
Started in 2009 on the 15th anniversary of the HHWSP, Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day is now an event held annually to thank landowners for their participation, celebrate successes, further the sharing of stories and encourage an understanding of being part of a bigger watershed stewardship picture.

The Appreciation Days have been held at a variety of popular local sites such as Westfield Heritage Village, Dundurn Castle, Halton Region Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Crawford Lake. Attendees receive day passes for their families to explore the location. The event includes a catered lunch and time for landowners to share stories. Experts and conservation enthusiasts are invited to present regarding conservation initiatives and local projects. This event is one of the ways we say thank you to our Watershed Stewards for working to conserve and enhance the natural environment.