The restoration of the shoreline at Sherman Inlet is now complete!

In 2017, HPA announced the start of a two-year process to restore an area at Sherman Inlet that was filled in 2000, and made a commitment to preserve the inlet as a protected natural space within the port’s perimeter.

Sherman Inlet is one of the last remnants of the original shoreline of Hamilton Harbour and carries cultural as well as environmental significance to the surrounding North End community.

More than 650 m2 of shoreline has been restored back to open water, equivalent to the amount of fish habitat that was filled. The excavation also created a new bottom elevation, lined with geomembrane and topped with sand, gravel, and soil to help promote the growth of marsh plantings.

The final step in this initiative involves new plantings to re-vegetate the area. Grasses and wetland plants will be planted to help prevent erosion as well as provide habitat.