2016 Media Releases
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.
Conservation Halton is looking for your help to recognize some local conservation heroes, who have made a difference in the community over the past year. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, October 7, 2016 at midnight.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement as of noon on Saturday, August 20.
Conservation Halton Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16. Local weather forecasts are predicting rainfall amounts of close to 30 mm with potential for thunderstorms to generate local areas of higher rainfall.
Environment Canada is advising that our area may be experiencing rainfall amounts in the order of 50 to 100mm today. As a result Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety which shall remain in effect until Sunday, August 14.
A combination of below-average precipitation this year with hot summer temperatures has resulted in water levels in local streams dropping well below normal. As a result, Conservation Halton is escalating from a Level I to a Level II Low Water Condition for its watershed, based on criteria set out in the Ontario Low Water Response guidelines.