Watershed Action and Stormwater Fees

This post, from April 18, has details on an upcoming webinar hosted by Green Venture and Environment Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Residents who are interested in green infrastructure take note, as Green Venture have an upcoming 1-hour webinar in partnership with Environment Hamilton on April 26th at 7pm, featuring presenters from the City of Hamilton, Green Communities Canada, and Reep Green Solutions.

For more details, please continue reading below…

From Green Venture:

Webinar hosts, Environment Hamilton and Green Venture are local partners of Green Communities Canada’s Living Cities program, and working with the municipality to advance and prioritize climate action and sustainable stormwater management in Hamilton.


All about Living Cities – Emily Amon, GCC

Living Cities are places where green infrastructure is abundant, equitable and thriving. Green Communities Canada has been working alongside partners across the country to help advance green infrastructure (GI) policies so that it can be more seamlessly integrated into the traditional stormwater planning processes. GCC’s long term vision is for urban communities across the country to declare themselves living cities –with a public mandate to increase GI, maintain it well, and ensure the benefits are equitably distributed amongst the population.

Watershed Action Plan for the City of Hamilton –  Cari Vanderperk, Hamilton Water

The City of Hamilton is working closely with local HHRAP (Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan) partners and community stakeholders to developing its first Watershed Action Plan, which will identify the capital investments, policies and operational programs the City can implement in order to improve the health of Hamilton’s Watersheds in support of the ultimate goal of delisting Hamilton Harbour as an Area of Concern.

We will then be joined by Patrick Gilbride (Reep Green Solutions) to look at some local examples of how other nearby municipalities have used stormwater fees, and how they could form an important part of Hamilton’s stormwater and climate planning.

About our speakers:

Emily Amon is the Manager of Green Infrastructure at Green Communities Canada. She has a Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies, and an Honours bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and studies. When she’s not helping communities rip up asphalt, or plant new greenspaces, she’s actively starting up her own homestead on Vancouver Island, with ducks, rabbits, goats, and gardens!

Cari Vanderperk is the Director of Watershed Management for the City of Hamilton where her work includes leading the remediation of Chedoke Creek and Cootes Paradise, the development of Hamilton’s first Watershed Action Plan and leading Hamilton’s Source Water Protection team. Her career in Hamilton Water spans over 20 years where she has held various leadership roles in environmental enforcement and drinking water quality and compliance. Cari is a certified Environmental Practitioner specializing in Environmental Protection and Water Quality and a graduate from Mohawk College’s Environmental Science Program. Cari is a Hamilton girl born and raised, a dedicated public servant, a mediocre golfer and most importantly a mom of 2 amazing teenagers.

Patrick Gilbride is the Manager of Green Infrastructure Programs at Reep Green Solutions, an environmental charity that provides people with the practical tools, knowledge and capacity for action to make sustainable living the norm. He is passionate about working with homeowners, businesses and institutions to implement nature-based solutions that provide benefits to them and to the wider community.

Full details and registration can be found here:https://HamOntStormwater.eventbrite.com

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.

Councillor John-Paul Danko