Green Venture and the Conserver Society Team Up to Clean Up the Harbour!

Green Venture would like to thank the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District for sponsoring the Healthy Harbour! program.  Funding in the amount of $5000 has been generously provided by an RBC Blue Water Project Community Action Grant.

Green Venture is excited about this opportunity to help protect our local rivers and reduce non-point pollution entering Hamilton Harbour.  In recent years, Hamilton has experienced serious problems relating to stormwater and runoff including environmental and water quality degradation, threat to human health and safety, and millions of dollars in property damage.

This program will provide tangible results in eliminating toxins from our environment.  Together with residents in the community, we will construct forty pet waste composters and one rain garden.

The program goals are:

(1) Reduce non point source pollution entering Hamilton Harbour

(2) Educate residents about the effects of stormwater runoff

(3) Motivate behavioural change

Pet waste workshops will improve local water quality by eliminating an expected 4380 pounds of pet waste from landfills and waterways each year.

Rain garden allow stormwater runoff to filter naturally through the ground as nature intended, replenishing groundwater aquifers.

Stay tuned for more details about upcoming Healthy Harbour! workshops.  Contact Kathryn Gold at or 905-540-8787 ext. 114 for more information.

Green Venture is a community-based non-profit organization committed to helping residents live more sustainably at home, at work, and in their daily lives.

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