2016 Media Releases

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Conservation Halton partners with Milton Phase 3 Landowners Group to manage Giant Hogweed using…

Using an innovative new technique, utilized for the first time at this scale in Ontario, Conservation Halton (CH) is seeing the fruits of its labour this spring, after successfully managing 1,820 m² of Giant Hogweed (approximately 11,000 stems) in the Boyne Sixteen Mile Creek lands in Milton last summer.


Local municipalities and Conservation Halton launch joint winter water safety campaign

With the arrival of colder temperatures, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville and Conservation Halton are launching a joint winter water safety campaign to educate residents about the dangers associated with waterways this time of year.


Cause for Alarm Over Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

Conservation Halton (CH) has reviewed the Province’s proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act) which were released last week in the 2020 Ontario Budget (Bill 229). CH is encouraged that the purpose of the Act to provide for the organization and delivery of programs and services that further conservation, restoration, development, and management of natural resources in Ontario watersheds remains.


Conservation Halton Parks open with innovative reservation tech to reduce crowding

Last weekend, Conservation Halton opened their gates to five of their seven parks—Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Kelso Summit—to members and the public, using a new reservation system, which is now required to visit the parks. Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24 was the first weekend that visitors were allowed in the parks and there were about 6,500 reservations, with more than 17,000 visitors. The reservation system was developed in response to COVID-19, so that Conservation Halton would be able to create the conditions for physical distancing, but Conservation Halton hoped that reservations would offer a number of other benefits, even once things are back to normal.


Conservation Halton issues Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety Dec 23-16

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety effective 1 p.m. on December 23, 2016. Environment Canada is advising that our area will be experiencing above zero temperatures and upwards of 10-15mm of rainfall due to the arrival of a Colorado Low overnight Sunday into Monday.


Enjoy a family New Year’s Eve celebration Dec 31-16 at Mountsberg

Welcome 2017 with family and friends and a lively dose of outdoor fun this New Year’s Eve! Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to present its kid friendly, New Year’s Eve Hoopla, December 31, 2016 from 6 until 9 p.m.


Polar Vortex + Colorado Low + Great Snowmaking = Glen Eden Opening Day this Saturday, December 17

Cold December temperatures have allowed Glen Eden’s snowmaking team to make snow and get the hill set to open this Saturday, December 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This weekend, Glen Eden will have four lifts running (two chairs and two carpets), three runs open (Nighthawk, Boomerang and Escarpment Run), both Learning Centres will be operational and the Terrain Park will be open with limited features.


We’re working on a plan for Kelso / Glen Eden and want to hear from you

Conservation Halton is planning for a sustainable future at Kelso Conservation Area and Glen Eden by working to update the Park Master Plan. Between now and January 15, 2017, Conservation Halton has a survey with a variety of questions to find out what park users like about Kelso / Glen Eden and what they would like to see.


Winter on the Trails at Hilton Falls on Saturday, December 10-16

Celebrate Winter on the Trails at Hilton Falls Conservation Area on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy wagon rides, crafts, S’mores at the falls and more!


Conservation Halton presents 2016 awards to local conservation heroes

Conservation Halton (CH) held its 34th annual Conservation Halton Awards on Tuesday, November 15 at the Milton Centre for the Arts. There were five Conservation Halton Awards presented and Watershed Stewards in the Halton Watershed Stewardship Program were recognized as well.