2017 Media Releases

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Conservation Halton continues to invest in climate resiliency projects, restores damaged section of…

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Conservation Halton hosted a ground breaking ceremony to kick off of the second phase of restoration works at Drumquin Park, located in the Town of Milton. During Phase 2, 50 metres of a tributary to Sixteen Mile Creek will receive a much-needed facelift. A concrete monitoring weir that was installed by the Province of Ontario in the 1970s to study the impacts of ice flows on small channels is finally being removed because it no longer serves its original purpose.


Conservation Halton Parks admission proceeds to support newest park on August 21-22 weekend

On the weekend of August 21-22, proceeds from the Conservation Halton Parks entrance fees will be used as fundraising for their newest park, currently known as Area 8, located at the former site of the Milton Limestone Quarry. Funds raised will be used for environmental restoration and trail development, so that the site can be fully transitioned into a conservation and recreation area, with the support of the Conservation Halton Foundation.


Conservation Halton invests in climate resiliency through restored wetlands in Hamilton

Conservation Halton (CH) broke ground for Phase 2 of the Flamborough Centre Park restoration project on August 12, 2021. In partnership with the City of Hamilton, with support by the Province of Ontario, the Greenbelt Foundation, and Ducks Unlimited Canada, Phase 2 will see 2 hectares (4.9 acres) of the park transformed from a former underutilized sports field into marsh and swamp ecosystems.


Conservation Halton partners with Milton Phase 3 Landowners Group to manage Giant Hogweed using…

Using an innovative new technique, utilized for the first time at this scale in Ontario, Conservation Halton (CH) is seeing the fruits of its labour this spring, after successfully managing 1,820 m² of Giant Hogweed (approximately 11,000 stems) in the Boyne Sixteen Mile Creek lands in Milton last summer.


Local municipalities and Conservation Halton launch joint winter water safety campaign

With the arrival of colder temperatures, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville and Conservation Halton are launching a joint winter water safety campaign to educate residents about the dangers associated with waterways this time of year.


Cause for Alarm Over Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

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.


Conservation Halton Parks open with innovative reservation tech to reduce crowding

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 celebrates one million visits in 2017

Conservation Halton today reached the milestone of one million total visits to its Conservation Areas in a calendar year for the first time in its history. The one millionth visit was celebrated today at Glen Eden. Chief Administrative Officer Hassaan Basit, Director of Parks and Recreation Gene Matthews, and other staff, surprised Jayme Leslie, when they declared her as the one millionth visitor in 2017. Jayme was visiting Glen Eden with her dad Dave, they are from Georgetown.


Glen Eden Opening Day this Thursday, December 21, 2017

Glen Eden is preparing for its best opening week conditions in recent memory! The hills will be set to open this Thursday, December 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Glen Eden expects to be fully operational with all lifts and trails open.


Enjoy a family New Year’s Eve celebration at Mountsberg Dec 31-17

Mountsberg Conservation Area is offering a selection of activities the whole family can enjoy from 6 to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. There will be wagon rides, a puppet show, guided night hikes, a visit with one of Mountsberg’s owls, and the chance to make a special New Year’s craft. Tickets must be purchased in advance.