Conservation Halton have released the 2018 Watershed Report Card which grades the health of our watershed using four key measurements: Forest Condition, Groundwater Quality, Impervious Land Cover Surface Water Quality.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, members of the community came together for Trees for Watershed Health, which is the tree planting event that Conservation Halton holds each year to increase forest cover in the watershed, create an opportunity for community involvement and connect watershed residents with the environment.
Halton Municipalities have taken legal action to confirm regulatory role on the proposed truck-rail project. Conservation Halton is part of this action.
Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways -Conservation Halton reminds residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring
Even though it’s winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring and your garden! Conservation Halton is hosting a series of Homeowner Workshops starting February 20 in Burlington and February 21 in Hamilton. We have assembled a team of experts who will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly, and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.
Conservation Halton will increase fees for park daily entrance fees, annual memberships, educational programs, and Glen Eden daily fees, effective January 1, 2018.
Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant between 700 and 1,000 native trees and shrubs on Sunday, May 7, 2017. This year’s Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting is taking place at Bayview Park in Burlington, 1800 King Road and planting starts shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Conservation Halton advises that a low pressure system is currently moving across the Province and is expected to produce rainfall amounts ranging between 25 mm to 30 mm with the potential for localized thunderstorms resulting in higher amounts. Rain is expected to continue this afternoon and into this evening but will move out of our jurisdiction by Friday morning.
Conservation Halton is planning on conducting prescribed burns at the Pleasant View Natural Area - Cartwright and Hopkins Tracts. The prescribed burn at Cartwright in the Pleasant View Natural Area is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 as long as weather conditions remain favourable for conducting it. The burn will be postponed if conditions are unfavourable. Due to the characteristics of the Hopkins Tract it will be burned at a later date which will be posted on the Conservation Halton website.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. Conservation Halton advises that another weather system is forecasted to bring rain to our region later this afternoon through Thursday, changing to wet snow Thursday night. Significant widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are likely by Thursday night with some areas possibly exceeding 40 mm.