2017 Media Releases
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of free gardening workshops in May to help Burlington and Oakville homeowners understand their impact on local water quality and learn eco-landscaping tips and techniques. The Burlington workshops are being held Tuesday May 2, 9 and 16 and the Oakville workshops are being held on Thursday May 4, 11 and 25.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.
On Tuesday, April 18, project partners in the restoration of Courtcliffe Park in Carlisle celebrated an important milestone in the ongoing work, the completion of Phase 2. Conservation Halton, Trout Unlimited and the City of Hamilton gathered with people and organizations who funded or supported this long-time restoration project.