Even though it’s winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring and your garden! Conservation Halton is hosting a series of Homeowner Workshops starting February 20 in Burlington and February 21 in Hamilton. We have assembled a team of experts who will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly, and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.
Conservation Halton will increase fees for park daily entrance fees, annual memberships, educational programs, and Glen Eden daily fees, effective January 1, 2018.
Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant between 700 and 1,000 native trees and shrubs on Sunday, May 7, 2017. This year’s Trees for Watershed Health Tree Planting is taking place at Bayview Park in Burlington, 1800 King Road and planting starts shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Conservation Halton advises that a low pressure system is currently moving across the Province and is expected to produce rainfall amounts ranging between 25 mm to 30 mm with the potential for localized thunderstorms resulting in higher amounts. Rain is expected to continue this afternoon and into this evening but will move out of our jurisdiction by Friday morning.
Conservation Halton is planning on conducting prescribed burns at the Pleasant View Natural Area - Cartwright and Hopkins Tracts. The prescribed burn at Cartwright in the Pleasant View Natural Area is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 as long as weather conditions remain favourable for conducting it. The burn will be postponed if conditions are unfavourable. Due to the characteristics of the Hopkins Tract it will be burned at a later date which will be posted on the Conservation Halton website.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. Conservation Halton advises that another weather system is forecasted to bring rain to our region later this afternoon through Thursday, changing to wet snow Thursday night. Significant widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are likely by Thursday night with some areas possibly exceeding 40 mm.
Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. Mixed precipitation totals of up to 40 mm is forecast to fall throughout the watershed between Thursday afternoon and Friday evening. Conservation Halton is asking all residents to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.
Conservation Halton reminds residents of dangers that can exist in spring near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urges people to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge.
The newly refined Halton Parks Membership now offers value-added members’ privileges, along with innovative programs and events which are tailored with you in mind.
Conservation Halton (CH) held its 34th annual Conservation Halton Awards on Tuesday, November 15 at the Milton Centre for the Arts. The awards are presented to people and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to conservation in the Halton watershed, which includes Halton, Peel, Hamilton and Puslinch.