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

 
 
23 JAN

RAP Stakeholder Meeting #3

5:00pm - 8:30pm      57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
  To attend Meeting #3, please RSVP here and find the agenda here.

Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproductive Problems – Read the Fact Sheet here and the Science Report here. This issue was recently assessed and we want to know what you think! Provide comments via our feedback form or at the January 23rd public forum. 

Aesthetics – Read the Fact Sheet here and Science Report here.
This issue was recently assessed and we want to know what you think! Provide comments via our feedback form or at the January 23 public forum.
 
Comment period for both topics is January 16 - March 2, 2020.
  • Thursday, January 23 2020; 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4 view map
  • Event hosted by Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan Office

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 
12 DEC

RAP Stakeholder Meeting #2

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

The comment period for BUI 3b: Wildlife Populations has now ended. Thank you for your feedback!

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.


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