Saltfleet Conservation Area wetland project enters design phase thanks to RBC Foundation grant

The wetland will sit upstream from the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area on Battlefield Creek and provide much-needed relief from flooding and erosion.

Following an extensive Environmental Assessment and countless mapping and hydrology exercises, the Hamilton Conservation Authority is ready to start work on designing a new wetland at the Saltfleet Conservation Area along Battlefield Creek. Design work for that wetland can now proceed thanks to a generous grant of $100,000 from the RBC Foundation.

The wetland, planned for a stretch of Battlefield Creek near First Road in Stoney Creek recently acquired by the Hamilton Conservation Authority, is expected to provide a long list of community benefits. It is expected to provide much-needed relief from flooding and erosion downstream and dramatically boost the ecological productivity of the east end of the Hamilton watershed.

With this donation, the RBC Foundation has reached a milestone in their support for the Hamilton Conservation Foundation. The donation will see the RBC Foundation recognized at the $250,000-499,999 – Benefactor of Conservation level on the Foundation’s donor wall and at our upcoming Appreciation Day.