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Christmas Tree Barriers
BY Jennifer Bowman
ON December 18, 2014
The Christmas tree barriers at the mouth of Grindstone creek are helping RBG to rebuild creek channels. Creek channels that have disappeared since carp have been prevalent in Hamilton Harbour. The Common carp, Cyprinus carpio, native to Asia, were introduced to North America in the 1800. Conditions in the Harbour, namely high sediment and nutrient loads, favoured the carp over native fish species...
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Trickling Trouble: Is Sewage Water Flowing Through our Creeks?
BY Chelsey Hurst
ON December 7, 2014
You are standing by the bank of Mountview Falls on a beautiful sunny day, and you hear the gentle trickle of the stream as it flows by. You think to yourself, how is it even possible to suggest that the same clear, sparkling water you see before your eyes is in fact overridden with bacteria and nearly saturated with nutrients? Yet, for Mountview Falls and other waterfall sites across the Chedoke w...
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Drugs down the drain: Where do they go and why should we care?
BY Erin McCallum
ON November 26, 2014
When we take prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, we often don’t think about what happens to them after we take them. For example, do they simply disappear after they’ve made us better? Surely not. Similarly, what happens when we use household or personal care products, like soaps and perfumes? The truth is, a portion of these products end up back in the environment, esp...
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Celebrating 20 years of Stewardship in the Hamilton Harbour Watersheds
BY Kent Rundle
ON November 17, 2014
The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program (HHWSP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of delivering private landowner outreach and stewardship support in the Hamilton Harbour watersheds.For those who don’t know, the purpose of HHWSP is to protect, enhance and restore environmentally significant natural areas and watercourses through developing an educated, empowered community of priv...
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Water School is now in Session
BY Ilona Feldmann
ON November 5, 2014
This fall, grade 5 and 6 students from Collegiate Avenue Public School joined BARC and Green Venture to participate in our new interactive program, Water School, located right at the edge of Hamilton Harbour. To start off the program, BARC began with a presentation about the geography and history of our Harbour, reflecting on social, economic and environmental changes and how those changes have sh...
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More than a thousand “Experience a Revolution” with Rob Stewart and BurlingtonGreen
BY Jackie Prime
ON October 27, 2014
Burlington, ON - Rob Stewart, award-winning biologist, conservationist, photographer and creator of acclaimed films Sharkwater and Revolution, took the stage for two inspirational events hosted by BurlingtonGreen at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on October 21st, 2014. Stewart shared stories and answered numerous audience questions about his experiences traveling the globe, leading expediti...
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