2018 Media Releases
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.
Glen Eden has announced the final day of skiing and snowboarding for the 2017/18 season will be this Sunday, March 25. Lifts will be running this weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Glen Eden opened for the 2017/18 season on December 21, 2017.
Conservation Halton today released its 2018 Watershed Report Card as part of a province wide release of watershed report cards by conservation authorities on World Water Day. Watershed Report Cards are produced by Ontario’s Conservation Authorities every five years and provide an overview of the health of the watershed.
Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways -Conservation Halton reminds residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring
Spring is about to bloom here in Halton Parks! Jump into puddles, the sugar bush, hiking, and more during March Break from March 12 to March 16. Mountsberg and Crawford Lake are brimming with activity during Maple season. If you want to go for a quiet hike, you can check out Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Robert Edmondson. You can also take your final runs of the season at Glen Eden.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at noon on Saturday, February 24 at noon. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance 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. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.
Conservation Halton held its Annual General Meeting and 62nd Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 22. Gerry Smallegange, Citizen Representative from Burlington was re-elected, and will serve for his second year as Chair. He is the tenth Chair of the Board in Conservation Halton’s history. Moya Johnson, Halton Hills Councillor was nominated as Vice-Chair and will serve in this role for the first time.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20. Widespread flooding is not anticipated. The amount of rainfall combined with warmer temperatures and melting snow has resulted in increased flows and water levels in a majority of our creeks which are now at, or near bankfull capacity.
Starting February 24 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.