Monthly Archives: February 2014

Applications open for Student Award for Environmental Leadership

Are you a high school student in Hamilton about to start College or University in an environmental field? If you want to make a difference for Hamilton’s environment, you could win $1,000 to help with your education. All you have to do is fill out our application form, send us your resume, a quick little letter telling us how much you love the natural world and anything else that would help us understand why you’re the best candidate!

The award will be presented at the 35th annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards at a dinner at Michelangelo Banquet Centre on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. Click here for more details about the dinner.

Applications are due by Monday, March 31st. You can submit yours by emailing or mailing it to:

Student Award for Environmental Leadership
c/o Hamilton Conservation Foundation
P.O. Box 81067
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, ON L9G 4X1

If you have any questions or need any help filling out the application please don’t hesitate to call Toby Tresidder at 905-525-2181 ext. 129 or email

Natural Areas Inventory unearths more rare finds!

There’s some excellent coverage in the Friday, February 7th issue of the Hamilton Spectator about some of the finds unearthed by the Nature Counts 2: Natural Areas Inventory project! Read the article by clicking here.

This work is made possible thanks to donations to the Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need Fund as well as funding from our fantastic partners:

  • The City of Hamilton
  • Conservation Halton
  • The Hamilton Naturalists Club
  • The Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council
  • The McCallum McBride Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation
  • The McLean Foundation
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • The Salamander Foundation

To find out more about the Nature Counts 2 project and its findings. Please click here to visit the project webpage.