NaturHoods logo; natur is in green with leaves sprouting out the top and hoods is in blue with a roof and water droplets coming off the roof Welcome to the NATURhood!

NATURhoods (Naturally Adapting To Urban Runoff) is an initiative to help residents slow water down and soak it up on their property, while providing beautification, home to pollinators, places to gather, flood protection and so much more.

Find out how you can combat climate change and Naturally Adapt To Urban Runoff in your own backyard!

NATURhoods Programs

Community education

Community Education

Green Venture works in the community to offer workshops and consultations, how to resources, and training modules on stormwater reduction.

Community projects

Community Projects

Green Venture hosts and attends various events and we work with community to complete demonstration projects and stewardship at public green spaces. 

Residential rebates

Residential Rebates

Green Venture offers rebates and resource for residents of Hamilton to install features that will slow down the flow of water and soak it up! This help reduce run off and pollution.

2023 Rebate Program Participant Photos

2022 Rebate Program Participant Photos

Our Partners + Funders:

Ontario Trillium Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks*, Conserver Society of Hamilton, City of Hamilton, Hamilton Community Foundation, Clean Foundation and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

*This project has received funding support from the Government of Ontario. Such support does not indicate endorsement by the Government of Ontario of the contents of this material.

Community Resources:

The City of Hamilton offers property owners of single-family residential homes a grant (subsidy) of up to $2000 for the disconnection of downspouts, installation of a backwater valve and other eligible works that help to reduce the risk of basement flooding. If downspout disconnections are completed by one of the pre-qualified contractors, either in conjunction with the installation of a backwater valve or not, the property owner will be eligible for a reimbursement of $75 per downspout. The grant maximum is $2000 for any of the combined eligible works under the Program. Learn more about this program.

In the news 

Wells, Jon. “‘Greening’ rebate of $500 offered to Hamilton residents for run-off reducing improvements.” The Hamilton Spectator, 7 March 2022,

Peesker, Saira. “Hamilton homeowners should think about where water would go in a flood, group says.” CBC, 1 March 2022

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