EVENTS

Events at a Glance

Fall 2021

 
9  SEPT

Volunteer: Wetland Restoration with Conservation Halton

 9:00am - 1:00pm        Flamborough Centre Park
  Join us as we partner with Conservation Halton to do habitat restoration just a few minutes north of Waterdown in Flamborough! Help install coco fibre matting around the edges of our newly constructed wetland to stabilize the soil and prep the site for planting and to support wildlife habitat feature placement in the Grindstone Creek watershed!

Space is limited, so please register on eventbrite. (Link below). Once registered, you can expect an email Wednesday afternoon with specific meeting instructions and more details about the day. (Please ensure you register with an email that you regularly check.)

Please where a mask for introductions and instructions upon arrival. Once we are working and able to maintain 6 feet distance apart , masks are optional. We will have hand sanitizer on site and will have disinfected the shovels ahead of time.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2021 ; 9:00am - TBD
  • 969 Centre Rd, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7 view map
  • Contact cbowen@hamiltonharbour.ca for more information
  • Event hosted by Conservation Halton
 
SEPT- NOV

Volunteer: Fall Shoreline Clean-ups

 10:00am - 12:00pm      Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park
 
Join us for a shoreline clean-up! Lets work together to get all those coffee cups, wrappers, and cigarette butts before the end up in our water! Help us improve our local water quality! Join us on:
 
Saturday,  September 18th, at Bayfront Park (200 harbourfront drive). Please meet us at our kiosk located under the Pergola along the waterfront trail. It's to the left (east) of the boat launch. Look for Steve in a Blue BARC shirt.

Sunday, November 7th, at Pier 4 Park (64 Leander Dr). Please meet us by the entrance to the Beach. Look for Steve in a Blue BARC hat.

Sunday,  November 21st, at Bayfront Park (200 harbourfront drive). Please meet us at our kiosk located under the Pergola along the waterfront trail. It's to the left (east) of the boat launch. Look for Christine in a Blue BARC hat.

We will provide gloves, garbage bags, and a few grabbers for those who need them! Please bring/ wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle.
 
In order for us to know how many gloves and bags to bring, please register using the eventbrite link below.
  • Various dates in Fall 2021 as specified above; 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park (Date specific)
  • Contact us at barc@hamiltonharbour.ca with your questions or concerns
 
 SEP - OCT

Volunteer: Seabin Waste Characterization

 9:00am - *11:30pm      Harbour West Marina 
  Join BARC staff on a Sunday Morning to sort and count the waste captured in Harbour West Marina's 3 sea bins.

Wearing your mask and the provided gloves, we will work in small groups to weigh, rinse, count, and separate the large pieces of garbage. I.e. how many Tim Hortons Cups and Cigarette butts there are. We will then sift the garbage for smaller pieces (<2cm but >2mm) count and weigh them, and classify them by type (film, foam, pellet..ect).

Please note, that you will be kneeling on the ground to sort the waste outside. We will provide kneeling pads but ask that you please bring your own water, and wear a hat and sunscreen.

*The end time is flexible as sorting time is dependent on how much waste has been captured by the Seabin.
  • Select Sundays in September and October, 2021; 9:00am - *11:30pm
  • 1 Guise Street West, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4view map
  • Contact barc@hamiltonharbour.ca for more information
  • Event hosted by Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority and Pollution Probe
 
17&24 OCT

Tour: Water Quality

 1:30pm - 3:00pm       Bayfront Park
  Join BARC staff to learn how we impact water quality and thus our recreation opportunities. Discover how run-off impacts algae blooms, see how we measure water clarity and phosphates, and so much more!

This moderate walk covers ~2.4km in a loop around Bayfront park.

Meet Inaam at the BARC Kiosk, which is located under the pergola to the south of the boat launch.

*Limit of 9 participants, and we encourage you to wear masks as the trail becomes narrow at points.
  • Sunday October 17th & 24th, 2021; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Bayfront Park at BARC Kiosk   view map
  • Contact barc@hamiltonharbour.ca with questions or concerns
  • Event hosted by Hamilton Naturalist Club