EVENTS

Events at a Glance

 17 OCT

The Garden and The Marsh: The Fascinating Story of Cootes Paradise

7:00pm - 8:30pm      McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road, Hamilton
  For more information visit http://inweh.unu.edu/the-garden-and-the-marsh-the-fascinating-story-of-cootes-paradise/.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road, Hamilton view map

  • Event hosted by United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

18 OCT

Unveiling of "Lake Ontario Portrait"

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 4th Floor, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
 
The featured work "Lake Ontario Portrait" will bring together the community of Hamilton to share memories of Lake Ontario, conversations surrounding the liveliness of the lake, and our responsibilities towards it. Working together, we will create a wall-based sculpture that takes mud as its medium. Community members will be invited to bring a sample of mud from a location along the lake that is meaningful to them. The mud will then be placed in clear prisms, along with nutrients that encourage microbial growth.
 
Brief remarks by:
Paul Takala, Hamilton Public Libray
Chris McLaughlin, Bay Area Restoration Council
Christopher McLeod, Great Art for Great Lakes
Nicole Clouston, Featured Artist of "Lake Ontario Portrait"
 
Event hosted by Waterlution, Great Art for Great Lakes Project
 

 
18 OCT

9th Annual Woo Water Lecture

3:30pm      1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, General Science Building Rm 330
  Speaker: Dr. Laurel Larsen
Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley
 
Fine sediment has been implicated as one of the major pollutants in North America, charged with diminishing light penetration to the benthos, serving as a transport vector for organic chemicals, clogging streambeds, and promoting estuarine eutrophication. Stream restoration measures and stormwater best management practices are commonly implemented to reduce fine sediment transport to downstream ecosystems, but rarely is the effectiveness of these practices assessed. This lecture reports on a long-term experimental and monitoring study of fine sediment and carbon in paired suburban streams within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, one of which had instream restoration structures emplaced, and the other of which had stormwater detention basins constructed in the watershed but left the stream unregulated.
  • Wednesday, October 18; 3:30pm
  • 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, General Science Building Rm 330 view map
  • Event hosted by McMaster University School of Geography and Earth Sciences

 
18 OCT

Public Lecutre: McMaster Centre for Climate Change

7:00pm      McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
  Keynote Speaker: David Miller
President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund - Canada (Former Mayor of Toronto)
 
David Miller believes that the solutions to climate change are underway, led by the world’s great cities, and the recent support of forward looking governments like Canada. But it is clear from events like the serious flooding in Houston that the need to act is urgent. His talk will demonstrate that the programs and policies led by cities around the world show the path forward to mitigate the effects of Climate Change in a way that builds strong communities - and achieves the goals of the Paris Agreement.
 
Wednesday, October 18 @ 7:00pm
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton view map
 
Event hosted by the McMaster Centre for Climate Change
 

24 OCT

Restoring Cootes Paradise Marsh with High and Low Water Levels: An Update

6:30pm      HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
 
BARC Public Lecture
 
Guest Speaker: Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands at the Royal Botanical Gardens
 
Tys will discuss the significant changes in water levels in Cootes Paradise marsh -- over the past two years in particular -- and the impact on restoration efforts.
 
Tuesday, October 24; 6:30pm
HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton view map
 
Event hosted by BARC

 
26 OCT

West Harbour Community Conversation Meeting

7:00pm      294 James Street North, Hamilton
 
The City is hosting a public meeting to inform the community about City projects taking place in the West Harbour area.
 
Hear project updates from City staff, provide feedback and talk with your neighbours
about the changes happening at the waterfront.
  • Thursday, October 26; 8:00am - 10:00am
  • 294 James Street North, Hamilton view map
  • Event hosted by the City of Hamilton

OCT-NOV

McMaster Water Week 2017

October 30th- November 3rd 2017
 


8
Nov

Bringing Back the Bay, A Public Lecture

7:00pm - 8:00pm      294 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3
 
BARC Public Lecture
Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, BARC's Executive Director
 
Is the Harbour a healthy place for things to live?  Do things actually live there? Are those things contaminated?
 
This presentation will provide an overview of BARC's 2017 Towards Safe Harbour Report Card designed to give citizens from across the watershed a brief but informed and comprehensive indication of the progress and challenges in completing the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan.
 
Wednesday, November 8; 7:00pm
Evergreen Hamilton Community Storefront
294 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3
 
Event hosted by BARC
 

 
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