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COVID-19 Related Service Updates

Conservation Halton is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed. All Conservation Halton parks are closed indefinitely as of March 21st. The Administration Office is closed to the public but continues to operate through phone and email communications. Our Planning & Regulations team is not accepting walk-in meetings but is able to assist with electronic planning and permit submissions. Please leave deliveries at the door. Well water samples are not being collected at this time. Click for more details.


Conservation Halton reducing operations to prevent spread of COVID-19

For the safety of our staff, visitors and healthcare workers in our community, Conservation Halton has made the difficult but necessary decision to close a number of our park operations. The Administration Office will be closed to the public (including walk-in meetings) but will continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please leave deliveries at the door. Well water samples will not be collected at this time. Please click to continue reading.


Conservation Authority Survey

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks is consulting on the mandate of conservation authorities and has asked the public to respond to a survey. We need you to tell the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks how you feel about conservation authorities in your community.


Spring Safety Message

Spring is coming and Conservation Halton wants to remind residents of the dangers that streams, rivers, ponds and lakes can present around this time of year, as a result of melting snow.


New featured birds at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre

We are proud to announce some new featured birds of prey to the Mountsberg Raptor Centre! The Raptor Centre depends on donations, like those made through the Adopt a Raptor program, to keep these birds healthy and happy. By "adopting" one of the featured birds, symbolically, you can help pay for their food, shelter, training and equipment.


Conservation Halton to begin flood mitigation study at Maplehurst Correctional Centre, Milton

Conservation Halton is set to begin a study on a flood risk mitigation project at Maplehurst Correctional Centre in Milton in collaboration with the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Infrastructure Ontario.


Conservation Halton Issues Flood Watch for Lake Ontario Shoreline

Conservation Halton Issues a Flood Watch for Lake Ontario Shoreline on August 1, 9:15 AM. Lake Ontario levels are expected to continue to slowly decline in the coming days, with the forecasted drier conditions combined with the continuation of record-high outflows. Notwithstanding, water levels will remain elevated for the next several weeks and well into the summer months as record inflows from Lake Erie are expected to continue. All shoreline areas should be considered dangerous during this time.


Conservation Halton Issues a Flood Watch for Lake Ontario Shoreline

Conservation Halton Issues a Flood Watch for Lake Ontario Shoreline on June 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM. The latest information provided by the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) confirms a mean daily water level of 75.91 m (249.05 ft) as of June 17th, 2019. Lake Ontario levels are expected to slowly decline in the coming days, with the rate of decline depending on rainfall. Notwithstanding, water levels will remain elevated for the next several weeks and into the summer months.


Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Watch issued May 22 at 12:05pm

Conservation Halton Issues a Flood Watch Lake Ontario Shoreline at 12:05 p.m. on May 22, 2019. The latest information provided by the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) indicates that Lake Ontario levels will continue to rise over the next several weeks due to record high inflows from Lake Erie combined with reduced outflows from Lake Ontario which are required to limit downstream flooding within the lower St. Lawrence River.


Conservation Halton Easter Weekend Hours 2019

Conservation Halton’s Administration Office will close for the Easter Weekend holidays from Friday, April 19th, 2019 until Monday, April 22, 2019. The office will reopen on April 23, 2019.