Volunteers provide invaluable support to the work we do and are an important resource to both the Foundation and Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA).
Like all charitable organizations, we rely on our volunteer Board of Directors to ensure that the resources entrusted to the Foundation further the goals of HCA. But this is just the beginning of volunteer engagement.
Over the course of this year, approximately 430 volunteers have devoted nearly 400 hours of their time by participating in and assisting with activities throughout the watershed and contributed to improving our natural spaces. Activities included everything from scraping invasive LDD moths from trees at Westfield, clean-ups at Confederation Beach Park and along the Hamilton-to-Brantford Rail Trail, removal of invasive shrubs and other plants at various locations, live stake collection and installation along stream banks, and other planting events.
In addition, volunteers at Westfield Heritage Village continue to be an integral part of the Village, from the costumed interpreters that bring the buildings to life, to the Friends of Westfield who operate the Gift Shop and organize fund-raising events in support of Westfield priority projects.
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