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Conservation Halton recently received notice from the Province of Ontario that we were the successful recipient of funding through the Ontario Community Environmental Fund. These funds will be used to complete the fourth and final phase of major creek restoration works in Courtcliffe Park which involves the removal of a white pedestrian bridge over Bronte Creek to restore natural creek banks and creek flows to prevent flooding of the park paths. These works will proceed during the third or fourth week of February.
If your elementary school is looking for a way to teach students environmental stewardship, the importance of water, and beautify their fence, the Stream of Dreams program is a great fit. Conservation Halton provides the program to schools throughout the watershed and has openings in the schedule for as early as this spring!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.