2018 Media Releases
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - Ontario Shoreline at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Conservation Halton advises that multiple low pressure systems will be moving through the region this week and into the weekend, bringing precipitation and the potential for significant freezing rain. The precipitation will result in increased flows and water levels in a majority of our creeks. Widespread flooding is not anticipated.
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
Conservation Halton advises that a low pressure system is currently moving across the Province and is expected to produce rainfall amounts ranging between 15 mm and 30 mm beginning this afternoon and extending into early tomorrow. Flooding is not anticipated, however the forecasted precipitation may result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. In addition, strong winds associated with the passing of this system may cause increased water levels and high waves along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.