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Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety March 24, 2017

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 to stay open for one more weekend March 24 to 26, 2017

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.


Conservation Halton issues 2017 Spring Water Safety Message

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.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety February 28, 2017

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 holds 61st Inaugural Meeting

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.


Creek Restoration Begins at Courtcliffe Park in Carlisle, current phase finished March 2017

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.


Experience Maple150 February 25 until April 2, 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.


Free homeowner gardening workshops in Dundas and Waterdown starting February 28 and March 1 , 2017

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.


Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Family Day weekend activities Feb 18 to 20-2017

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.


Conservation Halton Watershed moves from Level I Low Water Condition to Normal February 10, 2017

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.