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About Hamilton Conservation Foundation

The Hamilton Conservation Foundation (The Foundation) is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of the natural environment and cultural heritage within the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) Watershed.

The Foundation was established in January 1976 with the following objectives:

  • To aid the Hamilton Conservation Authority by receiving gifts of property and money
  • To promote the practice of conservation
  • To assist in providing conservation education
  • To assist in the purchase of property

The Hamilton Conservation Foundation supports the HCA in pursuit of its statutory objectives. HCA develops, manages and protects significant natural resources within the Spencer, Chedoke, Red Hill, Stoney-Battlefield and Fifty Creek watersheds, and several smaller drainage areas. HCA also manages over 10,000 acres of land stretching from Grimsby to Puslinch. As the largest landowner in Hamilton, HCA manages land use and water resources in order to prevent hazards to life and property caused by flooding and erosion.

The Foundation is proud to support HCA as a champion of the watershed. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised almost $6 million in several key areas – wetland acquisition, trail development and environmental education. With traditional funding sources in decline for several decades, the HCA has come to depend on self-generated revenues to further its work. The Foundation is a strategic partner with the HCA in this endeavor.

Our Mission:

The Hamilton Conservation Foundation protects and enhances natural and cultural legacies by raising and stewarding funds for the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Our Vision:

To be the region’s foundation of choice for investing in conservation, environmental education and heritage.

Our Registration Number with the Canada Revenue Agency is 85997 5617 RR0001

For more information on the Foundation, contact us today.

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Construction of the new wetlands at Saltfleet Conservation Area, which will include grading activity, vegetation and tree removal, and heavy equipment on-site, has begun. The area is closed to the public while this work is being carried out. Please visit https://conservationhamilton.ca/saltfleet-conservation-area-wetland-restoration-program/

Our recent Meet the Board feature introduced the hard-working people behind the scenes at @HamiltonConsFDN who make delivering on our mission possible!
If you are interested in playing a role in the success of the Foundation, you can find out more at https://hamiltonconservationfoundation.ca/volunteer/apply-to-board/

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