2016 Media Releases
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. 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! One invasive species which is best to be removed now, if you have it, is Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).
Fetch! Come! Sit! Stay! Join us on Sunday May 15 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area for the first annual Pooches in the Park event. This ‘on leash’ event features an afternoon of tail-wagging fun, filled with prizes, training tips, vendors and more!
Mother’s Day is fast approaching! This year you can give mom the best possible gift … the gift of time spent together. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is celebrating with their annual Wildflower Walk for Mom, on Sunday, May 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Milton homeowners can get ready for gardening season with our free workshops on May 4, 11 and 18. Conservation Halton is once again offering a series of evening workshops to help homeowners create a healthy yard and understand the impact of their yards and neighbourhoods on local water quality.
Ecological restoration staff at Conservation Halton has been busy planning throughout the winter, for a prescribed burn at Glenorchy Conservation Area. After several weeks of monitoring the weather, conditions are favourable for the prescribed burn to take place this Sunday, April 24, 2016. The burn is planned to commence around 1 p.m. and will be completed in two to three hours.
Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative Frogwatcher’s Hikes. This year the hikes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 4 p.m. on April 5, 2016. Local forecasts are calling for 15 mm of precipitation, which in conjunction with snowmelt and saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Conservation Halton advises that natural watercourses are at or near bankfull conditions. An additional 25 mm of rain is forecasted, and there is potential for greater rainfall depths associated with thunderstorms this evening.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting rain beginning this evening and ending by tomorrow afternoon with expected amounts ranging from 25 mm to 50 mm. This precipitation, in conjunction with saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. No flooding is anticipated at this time.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – March 25, 26 and 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.