Announcements Archive


Now Accepting Applications for Tree Planting Programs for 2022

If you have been thinking about planting more trees on your property, now is the time to start planning! You might be eligible for Conservation Halton’s large-scale Tree Planting Program for 2022. Click to find out more.

Public Consultation: Updates to the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Plan

December 15, 2021 - Following the Clean Water Act, 2006, a comprehensive update is well underway for the scientific assessment reports and the source protection plan policies of the Halton-Hamilton source protection region. This work includes a detailed consultation process with stakeholders on the updates, including a public consultation stage which begins December 15, 2021 and ends February 4, 2022. See the notice and materials below.

Conservation Halton Holiday Hours 2021-2022

Please click for more information on Conservation Halton’s holiday hours.

Notice of Project Completion: Hilton Falls Diversion Structure Upgrade Project

In 2015, Conservation Halton initiated the Conservation Ontario (CO) Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects related to the Hilton Falls Diversion Dyke potential overtopping during extreme flood events. The Class EA identified and evaluated several remedial alternatives to resolve the potential overtopping issue during these extreme flood events.

COVID-19 Related Service Updates

Our parks are open for hiking and biking, using reservations at Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Kelso, Mount Nemo and Mountsberg are open to members and to the public, for paid access, from 9am-7pm. The Administration Office remains closed to the public but continues to operate through phone and email communications, including Planning & Regulations.

Conservation Halton reducing operations to prevent spread of COVID-19

For the safety of our staff, visitors and healthcare workers in our community, Conservation Halton has made the difficult but necessary decision to close a number of our park operations. The Administration Office will be closed to the public (including walk-in meetings) but will continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please leave deliveries at the door. Well water samples will not be collected at this time. Please click to continue reading.

Conservation Authority Survey

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks is consulting on the mandate of conservation authorities and has asked the public to respond to a survey. We need you to tell the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks how you feel about conservation authorities in your community.

Spring Safety Message

Spring is coming and Conservation Halton wants to remind residents of the dangers that streams, rivers, ponds and lakes can present around this time of year, as a result of melting snow.

New featured birds at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre

We are proud to announce some new featured birds of prey to the Mountsberg Raptor Centre! The Raptor Centre depends on donations, like those made through the Adopt a Raptor program, to keep these birds healthy and happy. By "adopting" one of the featured birds, symbolically, you can help pay for their food, shelter, training and equipment.

Conservation Halton to begin flood mitigation study at Maplehurst Correctional Centre, Milton

Conservation Halton is set to begin a study on a flood risk mitigation project at Maplehurst Correctional Centre in Milton in collaboration with the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Infrastructure Ontario.