Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour Restoration - Overview
Photo Courtesy of Sandy Bell
|Conservation Halton is an active partner in the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan and the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project. These long term conservation programs are designed to improve the quality of Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour.
What are the projects associated with this program?
- Provide expertise in fields of project management, shoreline engineering/naturalization, biology and habitat restoration
- Following municipal, provincial and federal requirements for the shoreline
- Funding for the program
- Geographic information system and shoreline management plans
- Design and construction of shoreline structures (boardwalks and educational signage)
Why is the restoration of Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour important?
- Restoration of healthy fish and wildlife communities to Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour
- Promotion of ecologically based shoreline management
- Increased public access to Burlington Bay
- Improved water quality to the bay from watershed streams and watercourses
- Protection and re-establishment of wildlife links between Burlington Bay and the watershed
Who benefits from this conservation program?
- Families, hikers, naturalists, anglers, boaters, property owners and community groups
- Municipal, provincial and federal governments; Hamilton Harbour Commission, Royal Botanical Gardens and the academic community
- A healthy bay is an economic asset for the community