2016 Media Releases
Conservation Halton (CH) has reviewed the Province’s proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act) which were released last week in the 2020 Ontario Budget (Bill 229). CH is encouraged that the purpose of the Act to provide for the organization and delivery of programs and services that further conservation, restoration, development, and management of natural resources in Ontario watersheds remains.
Last weekend, Conservation Halton opened their gates to five of their seven parks—Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Kelso Summit—to members and the public, using a new reservation system, which is now required to visit the parks. Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24 was the first weekend that visitors were allowed in the parks and there were about 6,500 reservations, with more than 17,000 visitors. The reservation system was developed in response to COVID-19, so that Conservation Halton would be able to create the conditions for physical distancing, but Conservation Halton hoped that reservations would offer a number of other benefits, even once things are back to normal.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety effective 1 p.m. on December 23, 2016. Environment Canada is advising that our area will be experiencing above zero temperatures and upwards of 10-15mm of rainfall due to the arrival of a Colorado Low overnight Sunday into Monday.
Welcome 2017 with family and friends and a lively dose of outdoor fun this New Year’s Eve! Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to present its kid friendly, New Year’s Eve Hoopla, December 31, 2016 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Cold December temperatures have allowed Glen Eden’s snowmaking team to make snow and get the hill set to open this Saturday, December 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This weekend, Glen Eden will have four lifts running (two chairs and two carpets), three runs open (Nighthawk, Boomerang and Escarpment Run), both Learning Centres will be operational and the Terrain Park will be open with limited features.
Conservation Halton is planning for a sustainable future at Kelso Conservation Area and Glen Eden by working to update the Park Master Plan. Between now and January 15, 2017, Conservation Halton has a survey with a variety of questions to find out what park users like about Kelso / Glen Eden and what they would like to see.
Celebrate Winter on the Trails at Hilton Falls Conservation Area on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy wagon rides, crafts, S’mores at the falls and more!
Conservation Halton (CH) held its 34th annual Conservation Halton Awards on Tuesday, November 15 at the Milton Centre for the Arts. There were five Conservation Halton Awards presented and Watershed Stewards in the Halton Watershed Stewardship Program were recognized as well.
Based on precipitation figures for the last three months and current stream levels, Conservation Halton is moving from a Level II Low Water Condition to a Level I Low Water Condition. A Level I condition triggers a call for a voluntary cutback of 10 per cent by users taking water from wells or surface water sources.
The fifth annual Halton Forest Festival wrapped up a successful event yesterday with the last of four educational days. The educational days took place October 13, 14, 17 and 18 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area with 1,400 grades 6 and 7 students participating, as well as more than 300 volunteers, including high school students who helped deliver the activities.