Media Releases Archive

Media Releases Archive Subscribe


Healthy Neighbourshed Gardening Workshops in Burlington & Hamilton February 2018

Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of gardening workshops starting in February to help Burlington and Hamilton homeowners create a healthy yard and understand the impact of their yards and neighbourhoods on local water quality.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety January 22, 2018

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated. Our reservoirs are currently at winter holding levels which allows for larger storage capacity for circumstances of this nature. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous.


Owl Prowls return to Mountsberg in 2018

Mountsberg Conservation Area’s popular winter Owl Prowls return this January. Each evening offers participants an opportunity for adventure and insight during a winter night hike to search for wild local owls. There are four Owl Prowl nights scheduled: Friday, January 19 and 26 (from 7 to 9 p.m.) are advanced Prowls for Adults, while Saturday, January 20 and 27 (from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) are all-ages Family Nights.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety January 11, 2018

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall beginning this afternoon and continuing overnight into Friday. Expected amounts will range between 10 to 20 mm with higher amounts possible in localized areas.


2018 Guided snowshoe hikes Saturday nights at Crawford Lake

Conservation Halton is hosting Guided Snowshoe Hikes every Saturday evening in January and February beginning from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Lake, The cost for the program is $18 for Adults and $13 for Children & Seniors plus HST. Please pre-register in advance as space is limited.


Conservation Halton celebrates one million visits in 2017

Conservation Halton today reached the milestone of one million total visits to its Conservation Areas in a calendar year for the first time in its history. The one millionth visit was celebrated today at Glen Eden. Chief Administrative Officer Hassaan Basit, Director of Parks and Recreation Gene Matthews, and other staff, surprised Jayme Leslie, when they declared her as the one millionth visitor in 2017. Jayme was visiting Glen Eden with her dad Dave, they are from Georgetown.


Glen Eden Opening Day this Thursday, December 21, 2017

Glen Eden is preparing for its best opening week conditions in recent memory! The hills will be set to open this Thursday, December 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Glen Eden expects to be fully operational with all lifts and trails open.


Enjoy a family New Year’s Eve celebration at Mountsberg Dec 31-17

Mountsberg Conservation Area is offering a selection of activities the whole family can enjoy from 6 to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. There will be wagon rides, a puppet show, guided night hikes, a visit with one of Mountsberg’s owls, and the chance to make a special New Year’s craft. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety November 4, 2017

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding a low pressure system that will be moving through Southern Ontario starting tonight and extending through Sunday. Appreciable amounts of rain are likely in many areas especially Sunday and Sunday night with forecasted amounts ranging between 25 to 40 mm.


Sixth Annual Halton Forest Festival at Rattlesnake Point teaches local students about trees and…

The sixth edition of the Halton Forest Festival wrapped up a successful event yesterday with the last of four educational days. The educational days took place October 12, 13, 16 and 17 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area with 1,400 grades 6 and 7 students participating, as well as more than 250 volunteers, including high school students who helped deliver the activities.