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Come and Play at “Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12” at Mountsberg on August 18 & 19

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BURLINGTON - 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. 

Nature provides some incredible mental and physical health benefits—especially for children. Spending time outdoors can build stronger bones, support the immune system, enhance brain development and decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. These benefits have been proven and yet children are spending more time in front of screens and less time in nature than ever before. 

The best treatment? Spend the day checking off a list of things to do, such as make a mud pie, build a bird nest, touch a snake, collect an egg from a chicken, and play to your heart’s content at Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12. This event will keep your child engaged with different activities and provide your entire family with an opportunity to connect with nature. It’s time to unplug and play! 

Regular park admission applies, and Halton Parks members can show their pass for admission. For more information please call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 or e-mail mtsberg@hrca.on.ca 

About Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville, ON, between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line. This 472 hectare park includes extensive wetlands, forests, fields, and a reservoir. Mountsberg hosts many family friendly events which are sure to become family traditions for many in the community. It is also well known for the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, which is home to 16 different species of native birds of prey. Many of the Raptor Centre’s resident birds of prey have permanent injuries that have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. 

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.  

Event Contact:

Brenna Bartley

Coordinator, Educational Programming

Telephone: 905-854-0234, Ext. 3205

E-mail: bbartley@hrca.on.ca

Website: www.conservationhalton.ca 

Media Contact:

Robin Ashton

Manager, Marketing Services

Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 2248

E-mail: rashton@hrca.on.ca

Website: www.conservationhalton.ca