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Dig In and Discover Archaeology at Crawford Lake on July 14

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For Immediate Release
Monday, July 8, 2013

MILTON – The past comes alive at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, with the annual Dig In and Discover Archaeology event! Join us this Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for a great day of discovery and exploration into the past.

Visit with staff in the Turtle Clan Longhouse for a demonstration of traditional fire starting techniques and storytelling. Visitors can explore the Iroquoian village, view fascinating videos, and make a clay pot to take home. Be sure to participate in a discovery hunt and win a great prize.

Take part in a simulated dig at the Crawford Lake site. Learn how and why archaeologists do what they do and find out more about fascinating artefacts and Ontario’s First Nation’s.

After visiting the village take a guided hike at 2 p.m. through Crawford Lake’s beautiful woodlands and learn more about the history of the area.

Finally, stop by the Giftshop and take home a unique item as a souvenir of this great event. Feel good about your purchases as all funds stay in the park to help support conservation!

Entry to Dig In and Discover Archaeology Day is included with your regular park admission fees, Halton Parks Members only need to show their membership for admission.

About Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Crawford Lake is located at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Avenue) 15 km north of the QEW, and 5 km south of the 401 in Milton. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare lake, with surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment where visitors can watch soaring turkey vultures glide through the Nassagaweya Canyon.

You can step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site at Crawford Lake. The spirits still sing in the longhouses where tools, animal hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the rich history of Ontario’s First Peoples. Crawford Lake’s Customer Service staff can be reached by telephone at 905-854-0234, ext. 3200, or by e-mail,

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to

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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.

Media Contact:
Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233