|Record #: HAM2819
||Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013
||Last Full Update: 23 Sep 2013
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McMaster University, LSB - B130F
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
|Major Intersection||Cootes Dr and Main St W.|
|Located In Community||Hamilton West|
|Description||The Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC) is at the centre of community efforts to restore and protect the ecosystem health of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed. A community non-profit group, BARC functions as a watchdog organization, assessing and promoting the clean up projects for the bay. Local stakeholders and governments follow a clean up strategy, created by the community, called the Remedial Action Plan (RAP). Continued commitment to the plan is essential to achieve habitat restoration, public accessibility and improved water quality goals. |
The Bay Area Restoration Council delivers school programs, public meetings, resource materials and newsletter up-dates, provides guidance to governments, and coordinates popular community planting events where dedicated volunteers restore natural shorelines and clean up the trails at the water's edge.
BARC also accepts volunteers on an ongoing basis. Volunteers can help restore shorelines, plant marsh plants, plan cleanups, sit on one of the many diverse committees, and attend workshops on a variety of topics.
Membership is free. Visit www.hamiltonharbour.ca/join
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm|
|Areas Served||Hamilton - (city of)|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (5) DELAWARE - STONEY CREEK ; (10) B-LINE ; (51) UNIVERSITY|
|Fees||None - Free - Voluntary donations accepted|
|Print Material||Brochures and maps available|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations|
|Service Categories||Environment Volunteer Opportunities ; Environmental Improvement Groups ; Plant Conservation ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Environmental Issues ; Watershed Conservation|
|Subjects||Community development ; Environmental protection ; Water ; Water conservation ; Water purification|
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