The much-anticipated Saltfleet Conservation Area (CA) wetland project will continue moving forward thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. The grant will help cover the cost of a number of studies and design plans required to start construction. That work includes an archaeological survey and a detailed wetland design plan which are expected to be completed in 2021.
The decade-long project is expected to create a number of wetlands and dramatically increase the Upper Stoney and Battlefield Creek’s capacity to mitigate flooding with natural heritage features. These wetlands will form part of the new Saltfleet CA which is also includes passive recreation opportunities and a trail link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail. The larger project has only been made possible with the support of the Heritage Green Community Trust and City of Hamilton who together provided $4 million in funding to acquire the lands necessary to begin this work.