2016 Media Releases
Conservation Halton holds 60th Inaugural Meeting, Vice and Duddeck acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair
Conservation Halton held its 60th Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 25. John Vice was re-elected as Chair of the Board for the sixth consecutive year and Cathy Duddeck was selected as Vice-Chair for the second time.
onservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm for Southern Ontario which is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, snow and ice pellets, along with the possibility of freezing rain. A total of 15mm to 25mm of precipitation is expected throughout the day on Wednesday with an additional several centimeters of snow expected Thursday morning. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.
The maple sap is flowing and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for two marvellous maple syrup festivals. Starting this Saturday, February 27 until April 3 Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to welcome visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season. Conservation Halton’s maple programs are run on weekends, March Break and holidays.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2016. Take care around creeks and streams and other watercourses. This statement will be in effect through to Monday, February 22, 2016.
Looking for solutions to adapt your farm for extreme weather events? Our experts will present on-farm solutions to cope with major rain events, prolonged periods of drought, breakdown of soil structure and other challenges, through new equipment technology and financial assistance programs.
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of free gardening workshops in March to help Burlington and Waterdown homeowners create a healthy yard and understand the impact of their yards and neighbourhoods on local water quality.
Join us at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas on Family Day Weekend for a couple of fun, family friendly events. Crawford Lake welcomes you to enjoy a flurry of outdoor activities during its Snowflakes and Snowsnakes festival while Mountsberg invites you to enjoy winter in the country at Tales by a Winter’s Fire.
Conservation Halton Issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Looking for a community building, environmental education program the whole school can participate in? The Stream of DreamsTM may be a good fit! The goal of the program is to encourage environmental stewardship, improve water quality and create a community mural on a school fence as a reminder of our environmental responsibilities to maintain healthy streams for the fish and other wildlife which live within them.
Crawford Lake Conservation Area is pleased to present an Anishinaabe Teachings workshop led by noted speaker, artist, musician, activist and educator, Eddy Robinson on Saturday, January 30 from 2 until 4 p.m.