2018 Media Releases

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Conservation Halton Parks open with innovative reservation tech to reduce crowding

Last weekend, Conservation Halton opened their gates to five of their seven parks—Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Kelso Summit—to members and the public, using a new reservation system, which is now required to visit the parks. Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24 was the first weekend that visitors were allowed in the parks and there were about 6,500 reservations, with more than 17,000 visitors. The reservation system was developed in response to COVID-19, so that Conservation Halton would be able to create the conditions for physical distancing, but Conservation Halton hoped that reservations would offer a number of other benefits, even once things are back to normal.


Glen Eden Opening Saturday, December 22

Glen Eden is ready to open on Saturday! Ridge Chair, Updraft Chair, Caterpillar Carpet and Little Dipper Carpet will be running, weather permitting, at 8:30 am, which should service ten runs, including some terrain park features.


Conservation Halton seeking landowners for tree plantings on property

Conservation Halton is looking for landowners for 2019. The knowledgeable, expert staff at Conservation Halton will conduct a free site visit to discuss your project objectives and create a planting plan that is well suited to your property. We will help you access and apply to the appropriate funding programs to reduce the cost of tree planting.


Halton students learn about water conservation and stewardship at 2018 Halton Children’s Water…

The 13th annual Halton Children’s Water Festival (HCWF) was held from September 25 to 28 at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton. This year’s festival welcomed more than 3,600 students between grades two to five from across the region. The annual event brings the classroom outdoors to help educate children in a fun and engaging way about the world’s most precious natural resource - water.


Conservation Halton hosts inaugural craft brew and food festival Hops & Harvest

Conservation Halton will host their first craft brew and food festival from October 13th until October 14th, 2018 in Kelso Conservation Area from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. Hops & Harvest is an autumn festival that features breweries, food vendors, and artisans while celebrating the great outdoors.


Tree planting volunteers wanted for Sunday, September 9 in Dundas at the Hopkins Tract

Conservation Halton is looking for 50 community volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs on Sunday, September 9. The Trees for Watershed Health planting is taking place at the Hopkins Tract, 201 Old Guelph Road in Hamilton.


Come and Play at “Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12” at Mountsberg on August 18 & 19

Summer days should be filled with play! If your family is deficient in Vitamin N (more commonly known as Nature), bring them to Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12 at Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday August 19 from 10 am to 5 pm.


Rare honour goes to Kelso Quarry Park in Milton

Kelso Quarry Park joins an exclusive group of rehabilitated former pits and quarries awarded with the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (OSSGA) Bronze Plaque. The association’s highest honour, only 21 sites in Ontario have earned this distinction since it was established in 1975.


Food trucks rolling into Kelso Conservation Area every Friday night through July and August

BURLINGTON -- Food Truck’N Friday is making its way from the streets of Toronto to the escarpment in Milton at Kelso Conservation Area every Friday evening from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm in July and August, featuring one of the most beautiful natural areas and some of the most flavourful food trucks in southern Ontario.


Conservation Halton breaks ground at Drumquin Park to restore damaged stream

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Conservation Halton hosted a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the initiation to transform a damaged portion of Sixteen Mile Creek at the Town of Milton’s Drumquin Park.