The multi-year Saltfleet CA Wetland Project continues to move forward as Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) seeks to dramatically improve the resilience of the east end of the Hamilton watershed.
The final plans for the project are expected from the design consultant in the coming days. These plans will allow HCA to send out a tender for construction of the first wetland, with a target start date of late fall or early winter. HCA continues to work with its design consultant to secure all approvals required for the project to proceed.
The design plans call for two wetland storage facilities. The work will involve site regrading, berms, outlet control structures, and constructed wetland areas. A channel will be constructed connecting the new wetlands to the existing creek channel using natural channel design techniques.
The wetland is expected to be the first of a number of projects along the Upper Stoney and Battlefield Creeks. This work is taking place in the new Saltfleet Conservation Area which was established on land purchased with funding from the Heritage Green Community Trust and City of Hamilton.