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Saltfleet Conservation Area – Wetland Program Update

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) continues to move ahead with work on the Saltfleet Conservation Area Wetland Restoration Program. Routine engineering and ecological inspections of the first completed wetland complex in the area of First Road/Second Road and the Dofasco 2000 Trail continues. With the completion of archaeological work, design work for the proposed second wetland to be located close to Fifth Road East and Green Mountain Road is being completed. A third proposed wetland at Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area is also currently in the design phase, with archaeological work in progress.

Late last year, HCA secured the final parcel of land needed to complete the Saltfleet Wetland Restoration Program. This milestone marks a significant achievement in HCA’s ongoing commitment to environmental conservation and restoration efforts within the Hamilton region. With this final 95.38-acrea parcel acquired on Tapleytown Road, over 411 acres have been secured for this program.

The design phase of the fourth proposed wetland to be situated on the newly-acquired lands is slated to start once the other wetlands are constructed.

This comprehensive initiative to revitalize and preserve critical wetland ecosystems has been a focal point for HCA’s environmental stewardship goals. By securing the final parcel of land, the program can progress to its completion stage, which will ultimately see four wetlands built that will help mitigate the impacts of climate change and provide trails and recreational opportunities.

Hamilton Conservation Foundation and HCA extends their gratitude to all who have supported and contributed to this initiative, recognizing their invaluable role in making the Saltfleet Wetland area a reality. Key partners and donors to date include Heritage Green Community Trust, City of Hamilton, Greenbelt Foundation, RBC Foundation, and Environment and Climate Change Canada through the Canada Nature Fund.

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