Become an URBAN volunteer! URBAN will monitor water quality and use biological indicators to represent water quality in streams and wetlands of the Hamilton region. Continuous water quality monitoring is essential in detecting potential threats to one of the world’s greatest fresh water resources, the Laurentian Great Lakes.

In 2013, URBAN ran the first First Nations program, designed to allow aboriginal youth from the Saugeen Ojibway Nations, located in the Bruce Peninsula, to experience URBAN activities near their home.

We targeted two streams, Sucker Creek and Abermarle Creek. The following videos offer a glimpse of the activities carried out during 2013 and 2014. All videos were shot on location and produced by Emmett Fraser for URBAN. Ms. Lindsay Chegahno, one of the chaperons for the indigenous students, and Ms. Janna Chegahno, Territorial Resources Coordinator of the SON, provided commentaries that we included in the Stream sampling and Sample processing videos, respectively.