The Conserver Society of Hamilton & District Inc. started in 1969 as a group called CHOP (Clear Hamilton of Pollution). In 1984 it incorporated as Conserver Society. Before Hamilton’s amalgamation it had area Chapters across the region which ran environmental workshops and pursued projects of local interest. One chapter remains today (Dundas) as most Conserver activity is centralized. The Society now has charitable status. The Conservers have helped initiate composting programs, bicycle paths, education on and reduction of pesticide use. We have helped limit urban sprawl and destruction of natural areas. We’ve participated in in regional waste-management, air quality and transportation initiatives. The Society also established an Environmental Trust, the Ed Smee Conserver Society Environmental Fund and the Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Dinner. Join us: be on our board, present a project, or partner with us to protect and enhance the community of Hamilton.