2016 Media Releases
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.
What does the night sound like? Owls, creaking branches and howling coyotes entertain the forest far after you have settled in for the night! The team at Crawford Lake invites you to cuddle up in your coziest pajamas on Saturday, October 22, and join us for a chorus of night sounds on our Coyote Howl Pajama Night!
The 8th annual Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day was hosted on Sunday, October 2, 2016 by Conservation Halton (CH) and Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton. In attendance were property owners from the CH and HCA watersheds that have been recognized as “Watershed Stewards”; landowners who have been recognized for their protection and enhancement of private land.
Anishinaabe speaker, educator, and musician Eddy Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the national conversation about Indigenous communities in Canada. Join us at Crawford Lake Conservation Area on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to learn about the history and development of present day Indigenous communities.
Conservation Halton invites you to enjoy scenic lookouts, chairlift and wagon rides, hikes and children’s activities, food and much more during the annual Fall into Nature Festival. The event takes place over two weekends starting this Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, and finishing on Thanksgiving weekend (October 8 to 10).
Start your Halloween festivities early by coming to Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Halloween Spooktacular. This event is free with park admission and features plenty of hauntingly good fun for everyone every weekend in October.
The sun has an earlier bedtime in the fall, but that doesn’t mean we need to stay inside! The stars wake and light the night sky, so grab your comfy pajamas and join them for a guided evening program at Mountsberg. The Starry Nights Pajama Night will run on Saturday, September 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include a galaxy of exciting, kid friendly, activities.
Crawford Lake Conservation Area is pleased to present an Anishinaabe Teachings workshop led by noted speaker, artist, musician, activist and educator, Eddy Robinson this Saturday, September 17 from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.
The corn is ready and the leaves are changing at Crawford Lake’s beautiful place on Turtle Island. Take a break from back to school organizing and join us for a day of celebration, with our annual, Turtle Island Festival. The festival runs on Sunday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Conservation Halton is going through a metamorphosis and you can find a few of the phases for this transformation throughout our new strategic plan, Metamorphosis. As part of the process we want to hear from you and there are five different ways the community can share its thoughts with us.