HWSP: Get Involved
Become an Environmental Steward!
Book a FREE Site Visit with our Staff
Find out what natural features you have on your property and what you can do to improve water quality and wildlife habitat.
Read about stewardship projects that other landowners have completed on their property.
Healthy Hamilton Watersheds Action Plan
Action plans to protect and restore the natural environment in Hamilton.
Get involved in your watershed!
Create Wildlife Habitat!
- Contact the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program for a free on-site consultation with a stewardship technician to learn about native tree, shrub and wildflower species to plant that are suitable for your property
- Contact Green Venture to tour Eco House and learn about native plants and pesticide free gardening
- Register as a marsh volunteer planter with the Bay Area Restoration Council and the Royal Botanical Gardens
Beautify your Community!
- Join the City of Hamilton’s Adopt a Park Program
- Join the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up
- Team Up to Clean Up – City-wide community clean up program
- City of Hamilton’s Community Clean Trailer and the Clean & Green Trailer provide volunteers with the tools they need to beautify our city parks, alleyways, trails and neighbourhoods
Improve Water Quality!
- Contact the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program for a free consultation regarding the improvement of stream habitat
- Register your school or community group with the Bay Area Restoration Council’s programs
- Learn about the City of Hamilton’s Protective Plumbing Program
- Contact the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program to access a grant to close old abandoned groundwater wells
- Tour Green Venture’s Eco House to learn about Wise Water Use
- Contact the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program for a free consultation regarding grants available to farmers to undertake Best Management Practices
- Contact the City of Hamilton to learn more about detecting water leaks to save money on your water bill
Build Sustainable Communities!
- Apply to the City of Hamilton’s Going Green Incentives and Programs for home builders
- Apply to the City of Hamilton’s ERASE Financial Incentive Program to develop on brownfields lands
- Contact the City of Hamilton building permits staff for advice on low impact development techniques and materials for home building and renovations
Engage Children in Educational Activities!
- Suggest that your local school contact the Hamilton Conservation Authority to learn about the Environmental Education Programs for schools
- Suggest that your local school participate in the Bay Area Restoration Council’s program
- Suggest that your local school participate in Green Venture’s programs
- Suggest that the Grade 4 class at your local school apply to participate in the City of Hamilton’s Children’s Water Festival
- Attend one of the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Outdoor Education Programs
Have a question?
Call or e-mail our staff to ask questions about species on your property, natural area management, invasive species, water wells, etc.