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Ecological restoration staff at Conservation Halton has been busy planning throughout the winter, for a prescribed burn at Glenorchy Conservation Area. After several weeks of monitoring the weather, conditions are favourable for the prescribed burn to take place this Sunday, April 24, 2016. The burn is planned to commence around 1 p.m. and will be completed in two to three hours.
Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative Frogwatcher’s Hikes. This year the hikes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 4 p.m. on April 5, 2016. Local forecasts are calling for 15 mm of precipitation, which in conjunction with snowmelt and saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Conservation Halton advises that natural watercourses are at or near bankfull conditions. An additional 25 mm of rain is forecasted, and there is potential for greater rainfall depths associated with thunderstorms this evening.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting rain beginning this evening and ending by tomorrow afternoon with expected amounts ranging from 25 mm to 50 mm. This precipitation, in conjunction with saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. No flooding is anticipated at this time.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – March 25, 26 and 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.