2016 Media Releases

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Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Conservation Authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.

Conservation Halton holds 60th Inaugural Meeting, Vice and Duddeck acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair

Conservation Halton held its 60th Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 25. John Vice was re-elected as Chair of the Board for the sixth consecutive year and Cathy Duddeck was selected as Vice-Chair for the second time.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety February 24 at 11:15 a.m.

onservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm for Southern Ontario which is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, snow and ice pellets, along with the possibility of freezing rain. A total of 15mm to 25mm of precipitation is expected throughout the day on Wednesday with an additional several centimeters of snow expected Thursday morning. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.

It’s time for Maple at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg from February 27 until April 3

The maple sap is flowing and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for two marvellous maple syrup festivals. Starting this Saturday, February 27 until April 3 Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to welcome visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season. Conservation Halton’s maple programs are run on weekends, March Break and holidays.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety February 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2016. Take care around creeks and streams and other watercourses. This statement will be in effect through to Monday, February 22, 2016.

Free farm resilience workshop on March 10, 2016 to help farmers adapt for extreme weather events

Looking for solutions to adapt your farm for extreme weather events? Our experts will present on-farm solutions to cope with major rain events, prolonged periods of drought, breakdown of soil structure and other challenges, through new equipment technology and financial assistance programs.

Get ready for spring with free homeowner gardening workshops in Burlington and Waterdown this March

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 Burlington and Waterdown homeowners create a healthy yard and understand the impact of their yards and neighbourhoods on local water quality.

Get outdoors and enjoy Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Family Day weekend activities

Join us at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas on Family Day Weekend for a couple of fun, family friendly events. 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.

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety February 2, 2016 at 10:50 a.m.

Conservation Halton Issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stream of Dreams school program has spots available in spring 2016

Looking for a community building, environmental education program the whole school can participate in? The Stream of DreamsTM may be a good fit! The goal of the program is to encourage environmental stewardship, improve water quality and create a community mural on a school fence as a reminder of our environmental responsibilities to maintain healthy streams for the fish and other wildlife which live within them.