Blue Gala

Protecting Blue Spaces

Blue spaces are integral to our “greenprint”. Creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands connect our communities with nature, inspire learning and recreation, and contribute significantly to local biodiversity and climate resilience. Our 2024 Blue Gala — and our Blue Community Campaign — are raising funds for restoration projects that help us protect and restore vital blue spaces across our watershed.

Blue Gala — June 13

On Thursday, June 13, the Conservation Halton Foundation will host its sixth annual gala. Bringing together corporate and community partners, the event helps us build awareness and raise funds for priority projects. This year, our event focuses on our essential blue spaces. Proceeds will be directed to restoration projects that focus on enhancing and preserving our creeks, streams and wetlands. Learn more about the Blue Gala. Thank you to our presenting gala sponsors, Argo Development Corp and Mattamy Homes.

Blue Community Campaign — June 8-9

On Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, donations to the Conservation Halton Foundation’s Blue Community Campaign will be doubled (up to $3,000) thanks to a matching gift from corporate donor Mattamy Homes. Donate during our campaign weekend to have your gift matched — this includes donations added to June 8 and June 9 Conservation Halton park bookings!

Your Impact

Freshwater systems are essential to life, and they are found in abundance in our region. Yet, so many of our creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands are under pressure from human influence and the growing effects of climate change.

In our watershed, monitoring data shows that the quality of surface water (such as our creeks) tends to worsen as the water flows downstream, passing through agricultural and developed urban areas. Monitoring these changing aquatic conditions is an important part of Conservation Halton’s work; it helps to guide our ongoing restoration efforts.

With the support of our donors, we lead projects of all sizes to improve freshwater systems, from replanting and stabilizing creekbanks to prevent erosion, to turning Christmas trees into sediment mats that narrow over-widened streams, to constructing wetlands that greatly benefit native wildlife and improve our communities’ climate resiliency.

The funds raised through the Blue Gala and Community Campaign will go directly to our Connected Campaign’s Biodiversity and Resilience priority, to fund projects that restore and protect our essential blue spaces.