Ed Smee, the founding Chair of the Conserver Society, led by example through his personal life work on environmental issues. He is credited by his friends at the Conserver Society with helping to create the first action plan for Hamilton Harbour/Burlington Bay.
The Ed Smee Fund is is managed by Hamilton Community Foundation. The Conserver Society is the advisor and recommends recipients of funding to the Foundation based on submissions.
The Conserver Society accepts applications from community groups for small projects focused on education, research, or advocacy aimed at protecting the natural environment in Hamilton and Burlington.
Excerpt from 1998-1999 Annual Report