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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.

Conservation Halton Invites Community to Consult on Kelso/Glen Eden Master Plan

Conservation Halton invites the community to take part in consulting on the Kelso Conservation Area/Glen Eden Master Plan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Designing Your Native Landscape Workshop on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Join us on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Designing Your Native Landscape workshop at Royal Botanical Gardens. At the workshop you will be taught how to choose and maintain native plant gardens and what type is right for your property. You will learn about how to work with the soil you have and how to incorporate raised garden beds into your design

Conservation Halton plans for a prescribed burn at Glenorchy Conservation Area this Sunday, April…

Staff at Conservation Halton has been busy planning throughout the winter, for a prescribed burn at Glenorchy Conservation Area. After several weeks of monitoring the weather, conditions are favourable for the prescribed burn to take place this Sunday, April 22. The burn is planned to commence around 2 p.m. and will be completed in three to four hours.

Tree planting volunteers wanted for planting on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Burlington

Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant 500 native trees and shrubs on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This year’s Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting is taking place at Bayview Park in Burlington, 1800 King Road.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety April 18, 2018

Conservation Halton advises that the Flood Watch message issued April 16, 2018 has been terminated and that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is now in effect. This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Monday April 23, 2018.

Flood Watch April 16, 2018

Conservation Halton issued a Flood Watch at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018. The watershed has received upwards of 75mm of precipitation over the weekend due to the transit of the Low Pressure System through the Great Lakes. With the observed rainfall, flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains is expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert. Regular inspection and removal of debris at culverts and drainage inlets is recommended.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook Update April 15, 2018

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - Ontario Shoreline at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018.