RAP

Projects

Delisting the Harbour relies on the collaboration of stakeholders, scientists, businesses, academia, and the public. Many projects have been undertaken to delist the Harbour as an Area of Concern. 
 
You can read more about some of the projects that have helped achieve RAP objectives and move towards a healthy Hamilton Harbour.
 

Pharmaceuticals in Hamilton Harbour

Research at McMaster University explores the ways in which fish cope with living in  environments subjected to treated wastewater. The research group, led by Dr. Graham Scott (Department of Biology) and Dr. Sigal Balshine (Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour), integrates physiological and behavioural approaches to better understand the biology of fish living in today's changing world. Read more about the project here.
 

Education about Hamilton Harbour

BARC provides year-round education in the classroom about Hamilton Harbour, its watershed, and the plants and wildlife that live in our water. With 7 education programs to teach students about water locally, our hope is to encourage and motivate youth to become ambassadors for the Harbour. A Hands-on, experiential approach allows students to learn about and contribute to the health of Hamilton Harbour.
 
Students learn about invertebrates in our Creeks and Creepy Crawlies program