RAP

RAP Public Forum

 
Areas of Concern are scientifically evaluated against a list of 14 issues. In the 1980s Hamilton Harbour was assessed at failing 11 of those 14. Work by the Remedial Action Plan partners to improve conditions has been ongoing and after over 30 years of effort it is time to reassess. We think some of those original 11 problems can now pass the evaluation. We want to celebrate this success and want to know what our community thinks! To learn more about the issues, see our latest fact sheets here.

The Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan is holding three public forums. Please check back for updated information and registration for the later meetings.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

12 DEC

RAP Stakeholder Meeting #2

5:00pm - 8:00pm      HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
 

To attend Meeting #2, please RSVP here and find the meeting agenda here.

Meeting #2 Topics:

Wildlife Populations - One of the goals of the Remedial Action Plan is to have a sustainable mixed community of colonial waterbirds and experts believe we have achieved this goal. A status change from impaired to not impaired is being proposed.

Read the Wildlife Populations Fact Sheet here and Science Report here.

Have your say! Provide comments via our feedback form or at the Dec. 12 public forum.
Comment period closes January 17, 2020.

Wildlife Consumption - Although more work has to be done to remediate this issue, we have new information to share. No changes are being proposed – this is an information session only.

Read the Wildlife Consumption Fact Sheet here.
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019; 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4  view map
  • Event hosted by the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan Office

23 JAN

RAP Stakeholder Meeting #3

To be determined      HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
  Stay tuned for more information about Meeting #3.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

14
NOV

RAP Stakeholder Meeting #1

5:15pm - 9:00pm      HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
  Find the meeting agenda here.

Meeting #1 Topics:

Fish Consumption – One of the goals of the Remedial Action Plan is to have safe fish to eat. Although more work has to be done to remediate this issue, we are looking to modernize the delisting criteria to make it consistent with other Areas of Concern, based on a scientific paper published here.

Read the Fish Consumption Fact Sheet here. View the proposed criteria changes here.

Beach Closings – Man-made beaches were created in Hamilton Harbour with the help of the Remedial Action Plan. Although more work has to be done to remediate this issue, we are looking to modernize the delisting criteria to make it consistent with other Areas of Concern.

Read the Beach Closures Fact Sheet here. View the proposed criteria changes here