Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Subwatersheds
Do you live in the Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Subwatershed?
Look on the map below to see which subwatershed you live in.
Stewardship Action Plans for Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Creeks
These subwatersheds lie on the table lands of the Niagara Escarpment. They are unique in that they are able to support a variety of different land uses, including: agriculture, aggregate extraction, residential housing and recreation while at the same time including some of Hamilton’s most significant natural areas. As a result, these subwatersheds pose unique challenges with respect to watershed management. For this reason, these subwatersheds were identified as a priority for stewardship action.
Our daily activities can have harmful effects on these ecosystems. Some of these effects are already evident in the subwatersheds of Middle Spencer, Westover and West Spencer Creeks, but if everyone works together then we can help to heal our environment for today and future generations.
In 2010, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, in cooperation with local agencies, businesses and residents, developed environmental Action Plans for these subwatersheds of Spencer Creek.
The Action Plans identified environmental stresses in these areas including occurrences like: contaminated runoff from roadways, encroaching landscaping into our natural areas, habitat fragmentation, on-line ponds, litter, etc. Stewardship Actions relating to education outreach, scientific studies and habitat restoration were developed to help alleviate these problems.
Read the plans online
Click on the links below to read the Action Plan for your area.
- Section 1 – Executive Summary and Introductory Document
- Section 2 – Middle Spencer Creek Stewardship Action Plan
- Section 3 – Westover Stewardship Action Plan
- Section 4 – West Spencer Creek Stewardship Action Plan
Appendices available upon request.