2017 Media Releases

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Spring is the best time to remove Giant Hogweed and any invasive species …

Spring is when many homeowners are outside doing work in their gardens, and part of that work is pulling weeds or invasive species which may be present. It is a great time to do this work in your garden before these plants get fully established, and is why in many cases now is the best time to remove them!

Find a Fairy Door at Mountsberg’s Pajama Night on May 20, 2017

The forest is home to many creatures. Some you can see easily and others may shyly peek at your through ferns or tree branches. If you look hard enough, you may find evidence that some of the most magical creatures live in our natural areas. On Saturday, May 20, Mountsberg invites you to grab your coziest pajamas, and join us as we search for fairy doors and evening wildlife for a Pajama Night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Conservation Halton holds Trees for Watershed Health community planting in Burlington on May 7, 2017

Conservation Halton held its Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting this past Sunday, May 7, 2017, with more than 70 people planting 900 shrubs. The planting, in partnership with the City of Burlington and Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark took place at Bayview Park on King Road.

Conservation Halton helps protect people and property from flooding and erosion

This week is Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week across Canada and the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. Did you know that Flooding is the leading cause of public emergency in Ontario? Conservation Halton, like all of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, shares responsibility for flood management within its watershed as part of its mandate.

Flood Watch May 4, 2017

Conservation Halton issues Flood Watch effective 12:30 p.m. on May 4. Conservation Halton advises that the Environment Canada Weather Office has issued a rainfall warning for the area, forecasting between 40 and 70 mm of rain from this afternoon through to late Saturday.

Maple SOS – A Day to Change Climate Change on May 6, 2017

From the gift of maple sap in spring to brilliant foliage in the fall - sugar maples provide us with some of our most iconic Canadian moments. These spectacular trees are under threat due to climate change. Join us for Maple SOS on May 6 at Mountsberg Conservation Area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help support sugar maple health by learning how you can help change climate change.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety May 1, 2017

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Southern Ontario and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the City of Hamilton. Bands of strong thunderstorms are anticipated to impact our watershed imminently.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook May 1, 2017

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. Conservation Halton advises that over the course of the day, our watershed has received between 25 and 50 mm of rain, with an additional 15 mm forecast to fall into the early evening.

April showers have brought … higher water levels in Lake Ontario

Given the above average precipitation across much of Ontario, not only in April but during the milder winter, current water levels within Lake Ontario are higher than normal. Elevated lake levels are expected to continue over the next several months prior to receding.

Trees for Watershed Health volunteers needed May 7, 2017

Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant between 700 and 1,000 native trees and shrubs on Sunday, May 7, 2017. This year’s Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting is taking place at Bayview Park in Burlington, 1800 King Road. Planting starts shortly after 9:30 a.m.