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Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety May 25, 2017

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Lake Ontario water levels are also high. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.


Yoga in the Park every Wednesday night at Rattlesnake Point starting May 24, 2017

Conservation Halton and Moksha Yoga Milton have teamed up for the third straight year to offer Yoga in the Park every Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area. The sessions start Wednesday, May 24 and will continue until Wednesday, August 30, 2017.


Raptor Camp, not just for kids anymore, sign up for June 3, 2017

Have you ever wanted to attend Ways of the Woods Raptor Camp? Well, now you and your family can! Kids (ages 5 years and older) and kids at heart are invited to join us for a day filled with camp activities including games, hands-on activities, and handling a live bird of prey. Raptor Camp for Families is being held at Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Spring is the best time to remove Giant Hogweed and any invasive species …

Spring is when many homeowners are outside doing work in their gardens, and part of that work is pulling weeds or invasive species which may be present. It is a great time to do this work in your garden before these plants get fully established, and is why in many cases now is the best time to remove them!


Find a Fairy Door at Mountsberg’s Pajama Night on May 20, 2017

The forest is home to many creatures. Some you can see easily and others may shyly peek at your through ferns or tree branches. If you look hard enough, you may find evidence that some of the most magical creatures live in our natural areas. On Saturday, May 20, Mountsberg invites you to grab your coziest pajamas, and join us as we search for fairy doors and evening wildlife for a Pajama Night from 7 to 9 p.m.


Conservation Halton holds Trees for Watershed Health community planting in Burlington on May 7, 2017

Conservation Halton held its Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting this past Sunday, May 7, 2017, with more than 70 people planting 900 shrubs. The planting, in partnership with the City of Burlington and Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark took place at Bayview Park on King Road.


Conservation Halton helps protect people and property from flooding and erosion

This week is Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week across Canada and the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. Did you know that Flooding is the leading cause of public emergency in Ontario? Conservation Halton, like all of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, shares responsibility for flood management within its watershed as part of its mandate.


Flood Watch May 4, 2017

Conservation Halton issues Flood Watch effective 12:30 p.m. on May 4. Conservation Halton advises that the Environment Canada Weather Office has issued a rainfall warning for the area, forecasting between 40 and 70 mm of rain from this afternoon through to late Saturday.


Maple SOS – A Day to Change Climate Change on May 6, 2017

From the gift of maple sap in spring to brilliant foliage in the fall - sugar maples provide us with some of our most iconic Canadian moments. These spectacular trees are under threat due to climate change. Join us for Maple SOS on May 6 at Mountsberg Conservation Area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help support sugar maple health by learning how you can help change climate change.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety May 1, 2017

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Southern Ontario and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the City of Hamilton. Bands of strong thunderstorms are anticipated to impact our watershed imminently.