The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club : a Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club has been the voice for nature and the protection of natural areas in Hamilton since 1919. In its one hundredth anniversary year, we recognize this very active steward of nature with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In its early years as the Hamilton Bird Protection Society it lobbied successfully for the protection of Cootes Paradise and led a national program to educate youth about nature. The HNC was the first to establish wildlife sanctuaries and now owns several more since then along with raising funds for similar purchases by conservation authorities. It has been instrumental in documenting Hamilton area biodiversity