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Turtle Island Festival at Crawford Lake next Sunday, September 10-17

Visit Crawford Lake Conservation Area and soak up the sun and the culture at the 27th Annual Turtle Island Festival which will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Tree planting volunteers wanted for planting on Saturday, September 9-17 in Carlisle

Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant 500 native trees and shrubs on Saturday, September 9. The Fall Trees for Watershed Health Community Tree Planting is taking place at Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Road in the village of Carlisle. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and planting will begin shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Revised Kelso Family Outdoor Movie Night schedule – Trolls to be shown September 2-17

Kelso Conservation Area will have an outdoor movie doubleheader on Labour Day Weekend with Beauty and the Beast on Friday and Trolls on Saturday. Trolls was originally scheduled to be the opening night movie for the 2017 Kelso Family Outdoor Movie Nights season, on Friday, August 11, however it was postponed due to inclement weather.

Learn all about Turkey Vultures and more at Mountsberg’s International Vulture Awareness Day on…

Join us at Mountsberg Conservation Area this weekend to celebrate one of nature’s most incredible, and frequently misunderstood, creatures on Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as we mark International Vulture Awareness Day.

Summer Institute with Eddy Robinson and Reagan Kennedy August 22-17

Crawford Lake is pleased to welcome noted speaker Eddy Robinson and artist/educator Reagan Kennedy to present a special Summer Institute “Truth and Reconciliation: Implementing the Calls To Action” for educators and interested members of the public. The workshop is on Tuesday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 2017 Kelso Family Outdoor Movie Night premiere is this Friday, August 11

Opening Night for Kelso Family Outdoor Movie Nights, the long-running late summer attraction, is this Friday, August 11 with a showing of Trolls. Join family and friends under the stars, as Kelso Conservation Area hosts its popular outdoor movie series every Friday night right up until the Labour Day Weekend.

Amazing Things to do before you are 12 on August 12 and 13, 2017

Turn back the clock and make some time childhood memories at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Area’s Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12 event this weekend on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Survival Kids Pajama Night at Crawford Lake on August 12, 2017

What skills do you need to survive alone in the forest? Challenge yourself at our Survival Kids Pajama Night and enjoy an evening at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. On Saturday, August 12 from 7 to 9 p.m., we invite you to grab your comfy pajamas and explore with us under the stars!

Natural flows returned to Mountsberg Creek in Carlisle’s Courtcliffe Park

The Courtcliffe Park Restoration Project reached another significant milestone with the completion of Phase 3 of the multi-phase creek restoration project on Friday, July 14. The signature feature of Phase 3 has seen the flows of Mountsberg Creek returned to its original creek channel.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook June 23, 2016

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23. Conservation Halton is asking all residents to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.