Areas of Concern are scientifically evaluated against a list of 14 issues. In the 1980s Hamilton Harbour was assessed at failing 11 of those 14. Work by the Remedial Action Plan partners to improve conditions has been ongoing and after over 30 years of effort it is time to reassess. We think some of those original 11 problems can now pass the evaluation. We want to celebrate this success and want to know what our community thinks! To learn more about the issues, see our latest fact sheets here.
The Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan is holding three public forums. Please check back for updated information and registration for the later meetings.
Meeting #1 - Nov 14, 2019 (5:15 – 9:00 pm) at the HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
Fish Consumption – One of the goals of the Remedial Action Plan is to have safe fish to eat. Although more work has to be done to remediate this issue, we are looking to modernize the delisting criteria to make it consistent with other Areas of Concern, based on a scientific paper published here.
Read the Fish Consumption Fact Sheet here. View the proposed criteria changes here.
Beach Closings – Man-made beaches were created in Hamilton Harbour with the help of the Remedial Action Plan. Although more work has to be done to remediate this issue, we are looking to modernize the delisting criteria to make it consistent with other Areas of Concern.
Read the Beach Closures Fact Sheet here. View the proposed criteria changes here.
The Bay Area Restoration Council is a registered charitable non-profit organization. Formed in 1991, BARC represents the public interest in the restoration of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed. BARC is responsible for community engagement and educational activities in the implementation of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan. BARC encourages public understanding and citizen action through school programs, volunteer participation, public workshops, evaluative reporting on current issues and opportunities for digital communications.