2017 Media Releases
Conservation Halton has declared a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Conservation Halton advises that the Weather Office is forecasting a low pressure system moving into our watershed which is forecast to produce rain showers up to approximately 20 to 25 mm with more rain forecast for the weekend.
Glen Eden will reopen for one last weekend of skiing and snowboarding for the 2016/17 season from Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26. A combination of some recent natural snow, the remaining manmade snow and some cooler seasonal temperatures mean the skiing and snowboarding season will continue for a few more days.
Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways -Conservation Halton urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring.
Conservation Halton has declared a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall beginning tonight and continuing into early Wednesday. General rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 millimeters are likely, though isolated spots may see higher amounts, especially in areas that receive thunderstorms.
Conservation Halton held its 61st Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 23. Gerry Smallegange was elected as the tenth Chair of the Board in Conservation Halton’s history. Cathy Duddeck was acclaimed as Vice-Chair and enters her third year in the role.
Large-scale creek restoration of Bronte Creek and Mountsberg Creek has begun in Courtcliffe Park in Carlisle, Hamilton, ON with Phase II now underway. This complex, three phase project will result in habitat improvements for the fish, birds and mammals which live in and around the waterways. The Phase II work began on February 21 and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2017.
The maple sap is about to flow and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for Maple150, a unique celebration of maple traditions in Ontario. Starting February 25 until April 2 (open on weekends, March Break and holidays) Mountsberg Conservation Area welcomes visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season, a celebration of the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring.
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of free gardening workshops in March to help Dundas and Waterdown homeowners understand their impact on local water quality and learn eco-landscaping tips and techniques.
This Family Day Weekend, Crawford Lake welcomes you to enjoy a flurry of outdoor activities during its Snowflakes and Snowsnakes festival, while Mountsberg invites you to enjoy winter in the country at Tales by a Winter’s Fire.
Based on precipitation figures for the last three months and current stream levels, Conservation Halton is updating the Low Water Status within our watershed from Level I Low Water Condition back to a Normal Condition. Above average temperatures through December and January has resulted in more precipitation falling as rain which has aided the recovery of local streamflow.