Wetland project shows growing importance of natural lands to climate emergency

This past March, the City of Hamilton declared a climate emergency, noting the escalating threats posed by increasingly extreme storm events. Our
Foundation is proud to put your donations to work at the Saltfleet Conservation Area, a showcase wetland project that is leading the fight to protect our communities with the help of Mother Nature.

The Saltfleet wetland project is part of a decade-long vision to build wetlands and natural stream channels to build the resilience of the Stoney and Battlefield Creeks. Construction on the first wetland is expected to begin once design plans are finished next year.

The Foundation is proud to have put over $150,000 from the RBC Foundation and our Land Securement Fund into the Saltfleet Conservation Area project’s design studies and cleanup costs. This is on top of the $4 million already contributed for land acquisition by the Heritage Green Community Trust and City of Hamilton.