EVENTS

Events at a Glance

 
July 2018
 
 
July

Volunteer Marsh Plantings 

  The Bay Area Restoration Council and Royal Botanical Gardens are once again looking for volunteers to help replant Cootes Paradise! Our 2018 Marsh Volunteer Planting Program will run on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 10: 9:00am- 12:00pm- Hickory Island
Saturday, July 14: 9:00am- 12:00pm- Sunfish pond - Registration Full
Saturday, July 22: 9:00am- 12:00pm- site to be determined- Registration Full


As space is limited, please note that you can only register for one date (until further notice). Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. Please register by emailing Christine at cbowen@hamiltonharbour.ca or phoning her at 905-527-7111. Be sure to quote "Marsh Plantings 2018 Registration" in the subject line of your email. Please indicate the date you wish to attend (and alternative dates if applicable). As you may want chest waders- please also state your shoe size so that BARC may be able to provide waders for you (should you not have your own).

A BARC staff member will reply within a few business days to confirm your space and provide more details about the meeting location and what to bring.

Due to the nature and location of the planting sites, these events are not suitable for children. You must be at least 16 years old to participate (an adult will need to sign a waiver for you if you are under the age of 18). Planting sites are located in the marsh and a certain level of physical fitness is required. Please be aware that we are walking into a natural environment – you will get wet and dirty and leeches occasionally make an appearance. It is messy but rewarding work!


12 July

Green Infrastructure at Home: A Guide to Permeable Driveways

 6:00pm - 8:00pm      Green Venture, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L8K 5P5
  Green Venture presents an informative stormwater management workshop at EcoHouse: permeable driveways. Through the Depave Paradise program Green Venture has installed 8 demonstration sites throughout the City to encourage stormwater management and low impact development techniques to reduce stormwater runoff and encourage others to manage rain where it falls.
 
 One of the ways to keep the advantages and functionality of driveways and pathways but still reduce runoff is by using permeable pavement. This workshop will help you to make sense of the options available so that you can make an informed choice.
 
Topics covered include:
• What is the difference between the various permeable technologies on the market? What are the pros and cons of each?
• When is using permeable the right (and wrong) option for your project?
• How to choose a contractor? What questions should you ask to make sure they are qualified to do the work?
Space is limited. Tickets are 8$ per person and available through eventbrite.  
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Green venture, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L8K 5P5 
  • Contact Laura Anderson at laura.anderson@greenventure.ca
  • Event hosted by Green Venture
14 July

Conservation Halton Family Fishing Derby 

 9:00am - 12:00pm       Robert Edmondson Conservation Area, #10027 First Line, Milton, ON
  Join Conservation Halton for family fun at Robert Edmondson Conservation Area on July 14th. Bring your little ones and fishing rods for prizes, raffles and fun! No registration is required, gate fees apply. To help preserve our ecosystem, no live bait please. Anglers 18 and older are reminded they need an Ontario Fishing Licence.
  • Saturday, July 14  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Robert Edmondson Conservation Area, #10027 First Line, Milton, ON 
  • Event hosted by Conservation Halton


25 July

Water Health Walk: Hike 1

 6:30pm - 8:30pm       Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum, 1 Old Guelph Road, Dundas
  Bay Area Restoration Council is joining up with Hamilton Naturalist Club for a hike along the northern shoreline of Cootes Paradise. We will discuss water health, history, current issues and restoration efforts. We'll also observe fauna and flora along this beautiful path in our Carolinian region.
 
Meet on the porch the Nature Interpretive Centre.
 
Path is steep at some points. Wear good, close-toed shoes and be prepared for ticks. Parking Fee in effect. 
  • Wednesday, July 25; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum, 1 Old Guelph Road, Dundas view map
  • Contact Christine Bowen at BARC (905.527.7111) or cbowen@hamiltonharbour.ca for more information. 
  • Event hosted by Hamilton Naturalist Club
JULY/AUG

Salsa On the Waterfront

 

August 2018 

 
8 AUG

Water Health Walk: Hike 2

 6:30pm - 8:30pm      Princess Point, 199 Longwood Rd N, Hamilton
 
Bay Area Restoration Council is joining up with Hamilton Naturalist Club for a hike along the southern shoreline path edging Cootes Paradise. We will discuss water health, history, current issues and restoration efforts. We'll also observe fauna and flora along this beautiful path in our Carolinian region.
 
Meet at the end of the princess point parking lot, located at the end of Longwood Road North. 
 
Path is steep at some points. Wear good, close-toed shoes and be prepared for ticks. Parking Fee in effect.
  • Wednesday, August 8; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • RBG Princess Point, 199 Longwood Road North, Hamilton view map
  • Contact Christine Bowen at BARC (905.527.7111) or cbowen@hamiltonhabour.ca for more information. 
  • Event hosted by Hamilton Naturalist Club
Posted Values

11 AUG

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby

8:00am - 12:00pm      47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton