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A thriving, healthy & accessible Harbour for all

Meet the Bay Area Restoration Council.

For over 30 years, the Bay Area Restoration Council has worked to connect the people of Hamilton and surrounding areas to the water at their doorstep. BARC remains committed to the vision that a thriving, healthy and accessible Hamilton Harbour for all is within reach.

There are so many ways to get involved and make a difference...

Come out to an Event

30 Oct
Grab your best costume and join BARC for a spooky Halloween litter clean-up!

Volunteer with BARC

Read our Latest Report

From hands-on school programs to community events, BARC staff have had a busy 2023. Check out what we’ve been up to so far this year in our Winter/Spring 2023 Program Highlights infographic.

Engage the next generation

BARC’s educational programs rekindle a connection to nature and build water literacy among thousands of children and youth each year.

Support BARC

Donate to support BARC in revitalizing the Hamilton Harbour watershed.

Thank you to our Funders

BARC thanks our funders and supporters for supporting our mission to lead and promote collective action to revitalize Hamilton Harbour and its watershed through education, engagement, and systems change.