McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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The city of Hamilton has dedicated itself to building an active and involved community for the people that live, work and play in its diverse and unique urban-scape. The city works to promote a variety of programs and opportunities that encourage outdoor stewardship and play in the natural areas that envelope the city. In particular, the city of Hamilton’s ‘Community Involvement Initiatives’ offer easily accessible services that leave room for everyone to get out and get involved.

Initiatives include:

  • Opportunities to apply for a ‘Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant.’
  • Availability to rent the ‘Community Clean Trailer’ for large community clean-up initiatives.
  • Articles that feature and celebrate community ambassadors and ways individuals in the Hamilton community have ‘got involved’!
  • Promoting outdoor involvement through outdoor fitness, recreation and all great opportunities the Hamilton natural areas have to offer!

Click here for more information on how you can get involved and ‘go green’ in the Hamilton community.

Natural Areas: City of Hamilton