Events at a Glance

Summer 2022

National Lakes Blitz with BARC

       Hamilton Harbour Watershed
From June to September 2022, Lake Blitz volunteers will help create a ‘snapshot’ of Canadian freshwater lakes by collecting temperature readings at their chosen lake and shoreline photos of their location and the colour of the water. All the data that’s being collected will be added to the Lake Observation Map that can be viewed in real-time!
Volunteers will need:
- A Lake Blitz Test Kit (including a thermometer, data sheets and a field guide with detailed instructions), which is provided by Living Lakes Canada and distributed by BARC
- A Camera/cellphone to take shoreline photos
- A Cellphone or computer to submit data

  • June - September, 2022
  • For any questions, contact 
  • Program led byLiving Lakes Canada 

Seabin Waste Characterization

 Multiple Dates and Times         Harbour West Marina (1 Guise St W, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4)
Join BARC staff and a small team of volunteers to sort and count the waste captured in Pollution Probe and Harbour West Marina's Seabins.
Seabins are floating trash cans that capture litter in the water. We'll be collecting and sorting the collected waste to find out what type of trash is making its way into Hamilton Harbour. From coffee cups to cigarette butts, to shoes and scrunchies, every item collected by a Seabin is one less piece of trash in the Harbour!
Registration is required. 
  • Available sessions:
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:30 PM
  •  Harbour West Marina (1 Guise St W, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4)
  • Contact Grace at with any questions


Bayfront Park Clean-up 2022

 10:00am - 12:00pm      Bayfront Park, Hamilton Ontario
  Help us improve our local water quality! Let’s work together to get all those coffee cups, wrappers, and cigarette butts before they end up in our watershed!

  • Sunday, July 24th, 2022; 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bayfront Park, Harbourfront Drive, Hamilton 
  • Contact for any questions

2022 Marsh Plantings with BARC

 9:00am - 11:30am      Cootes Paradise Marsh, Hamilton Ontario
  Join BARC and Royal Botanical Gardens in replanting Cootes Paradise Marsh! Enjoy the scenery, spot wildlife, and make new friends while you help restore this amazing wetland environment.
Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Available Dates:
  • - Thursday, July 28, 2022 
    - Sunday, August 7, 2022 
    - Thursday, August 11, 2022 
    - Sunday, August 14, 2022 
    - Monday, August 22, 2022