2016 Media Releases

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Hops and Harvest Festival returns to Kelso this weekend

Conservation Halton is hosting its annual outdoor fall festival, Hops and Harvest, this weekend following a year hiatus. The event will take place at Kelso Conservation Area from October 1 to October 3, where visitors can enjoy food, beverages, market vendors, live music, and a range of activities including chairlift rides.


Conservation Halton continues to invest in climate resiliency projects, restores damaged section of…

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Conservation Halton hosted a ground breaking ceremony to kick off of the second phase of restoration works at Drumquin Park, located in the Town of Milton. During Phase 2, 50 metres of a tributary to Sixteen Mile Creek will receive a much-needed facelift. A concrete monitoring weir that was installed by the Province of Ontario in the 1970s to study the impacts of ice flows on small channels is finally being removed because it no longer serves its original purpose.


Conservation Halton Parks admission proceeds to support newest park on August 21-22 weekend

On the weekend of August 21-22, proceeds from the Conservation Halton Parks entrance fees will be used as fundraising for their newest park, currently known as Area 8, located at the former site of the Milton Limestone Quarry. Funds raised will be used for environmental restoration and trail development, so that the site can be fully transitioned into a conservation and recreation area, with the support of the Conservation Halton Foundation.


Conservation Halton invests in climate resiliency through restored wetlands in Hamilton

Conservation Halton (CH) broke ground for Phase 2 of the Flamborough Centre Park restoration project on August 12, 2021. In partnership with the City of Hamilton, with support by the Province of Ontario, the Greenbelt Foundation, and Ducks Unlimited Canada, Phase 2 will see 2 hectares (4.9 acres) of the park transformed from a former underutilized sports field into marsh and swamp ecosystems.


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.