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Conservation Halton holds 61st Inaugural Meeting

Conservation Halton held its 61st Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 23. Gerry Smallegange was elected as the tenth Chair of the Board in Conservation Halton’s history. Cathy Duddeck was acclaimed as Vice-Chair and enters her third year in the role.

Creek Restoration Begins at Courtcliffe Park in Carlisle, current phase finished March 2017

Large-scale creek restoration of Bronte Creek and Mountsberg Creek has begun in Courtcliffe Park in Carlisle, Hamilton, ON with Phase II now underway. This complex, three phase project will result in habitat improvements for the fish, birds and mammals which live in and around the waterways. The Phase II work began on February 21 and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2017.

Experience Maple150 February 25 until April 2, 2017

The maple sap is about to flow and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for Maple150, a unique celebration of maple traditions in Ontario. Starting February 25 until April 2 (open on weekends, March Break and holidays) Mountsberg Conservation Area welcomes visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season, a celebration of the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring.

Free homeowner gardening workshops in Dundas and Waterdown starting February 28 and March 1 , 2017

Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of free gardening workshops in March to help Dundas and Waterdown homeowners understand their impact on local water quality and learn eco-landscaping tips and techniques.

Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Family Day weekend activities Feb 18 to 20-2017

This Family Day Weekend, Crawford Lake welcomes you to enjoy a flurry of outdoor activities during its Snowflakes and Snowsnakes festival, while Mountsberg invites you to enjoy winter in the country at Tales by a Winter’s Fire.

Conservation Halton Watershed moves from Level I Low Water Condition to Normal February 10, 2017

Based on precipitation figures for the last three months and current stream levels, Conservation Halton is updating the Low Water Status within our watershed from Level I Low Water Condition back to a Normal Condition. Above average temperatures through December and January has resulted in more precipitation falling as rain which has aided the recovery of local streamflow.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety January 11, 2017

Conservation Halton has issued a Watersed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 7:30 p.m. on January 11, 2017.

Learn all about Ontario’s native owls on a Mountsberg Owl Prowl Jan 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2017

Mountsberg Conservation Area’s popular winter Owl Prowls offer participants an opportunity for adventure and insight during a winter night hike to search for wild local owls. There are four Owl Prowl nights: Friday, January 20 and 27 (from 7 to 9 p.m.) are advanced Prowls for Adults, while Saturday, January 21 and 28 (from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) are all-ages Family Nights.

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement Jan 2-17

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety which is in effect until Wednesda, January 4, 2017. Please stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous.