2018 Media Releases
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.
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.
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.
Glen Eden is ready to open on Saturday! Ridge Chair, Updraft Chair, Caterpillar Carpet and Little Dipper Carpet will be running, weather permitting, at 8:30 am, which should service ten runs, including some terrain park features.
Conservation Halton is looking for landowners for 2019. The knowledgeable, expert staff at Conservation Halton will conduct a free site visit to discuss your project objectives and create a planting plan that is well suited to your property. We will help you access and apply to the appropriate funding programs to reduce the cost of tree planting.
The 13th annual Halton Children’s Water Festival (HCWF) was held from September 25 to 28 at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton. This year’s festival welcomed more than 3,600 students between grades two to five from across the region. The annual event brings the classroom outdoors to help educate children in a fun and engaging way about the world’s most precious natural resource - water.
Conservation Halton will host their first craft brew and food festival from October 13th until October 14th, 2018 in Kelso Conservation Area from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. Hops & Harvest is an autumn festival that features breweries, food vendors, and artisans while celebrating the great outdoors.
Conservation Halton is looking for 50 community volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs on Sunday, September 9. The Trees for Watershed Health planting is taking place at the Hopkins Tract, 201 Old Guelph Road in Hamilton.
Summer days should be filled with play! If your family is deficient in Vitamin N (more commonly known as Nature), bring them to Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12 at Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday August 19 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Kelso Quarry Park joins an exclusive group of rehabilitated former pits and quarries awarded with the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (OSSGA) Bronze Plaque. The association’s highest honour, only 21 sites in Ontario have earned this distinction since it was established in 1975.