Landowner Programs

The Conservation Halton watershed is made up of many natural areas, including creeks, streams, wetlands, forests, prairies and fields, as well as geological formations, that support a rich diversity of plants and animals. In addition to providing habitat for wildlife and opportunities for recreation, these natural areas support water, air and soil quality, flood, erosion and drought management, carbon storage and resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Conservation Halton is incredibly thankful to the landowners who make a commitment to protecting the natural features on their property through the Watershed Stewardship Award. Signs indicating that a landowner has received the Watershed Stewardship Award can be found throughout the watershed, usually at the end of a driveway or laneway.

The annual Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day was held on September 10, 2023, in partnership with Hamilton Conservation Authority. This year’s event recognized the outstanding efforts of local landowners in environmental stewardship and introduced the 12 recipients of the 2023 Watershed Stewardship Award, including four winners in Conservation Halton’s watershed:

Bill Grierson & Family

Sherman Sand & Gravel Ltd.

Jennifer & Tim Pahapill

Sarah Wakefield & Colin McMullan

Recipients of the 2023 Watershed Stewardship Awards

If you are interested in learning more about the Watershed Stewardship Award and believe your property may be eligible, we encourage you to reach out to us at


Throughout the year, we host workshops and events to engage local landowners and educate our community members about topics such as low impact development. Click here to view Conservation Halton’s event calendar.

To learn more about landowner programs, ask a question, or request a site visit with a restoration technician, please complete our Landowner Inquiry Form.

You can also sign up for the EcoTalk newsletter to stay informed about events and learn about environmental projects we are leading across our watershed.