2017 Media Releases
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.
Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative Frogwatcher’s Hikes. This year the hikes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – April 14, 15, and 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
Conservation Halton ecological restoration staff have been busy planning throughout the winter, for prescribed burns at the Pleasant View Natural Area - Cartwright and Hopkins Tracts. After several weeks of monitoring the weather, conditions are favourable for the prescribed burn to take place at Cartwright this Monday, April 10, 2017, starting at 2 p.m. Due to the characteristics of the Hopkins Tract it will be burned at a later date.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook effective 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.