Service Disruption

TRAIL CLOSURES AT WATERDOWN WOODS

Waterdown Woods is owned and managed by Conservation Halton. Effective immediately, the section of the Bruce Trail that falls within our property boundaries (yellow outline in this map) is temporarily closed for public safety. Conservation Halton is working to remove hazard trees to create safe trails and improve forest health. We will reopen the trails once the hazard tree works are complete. Thank you for your cooperation in finding alternate trails to enjoy.

TRAIL CLOSURES DUE TO EAB TREE REMOVAL: January 2021

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive species that infects and kills Ash trees and this is creating hazards for the public. During the month of January, our forestry team will be removing hazardous or damaged trees along certain areas of trails at Conservation Halton Parks, Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4pm. While tree removal is carried out, sections of trails will be closed to the public for safety reasons. Signs will be posted.

Crawford Lake progress

Crawford Lake trail closures

Hilton Falls progress

Hilton Falls trail closures

Kelso Summit progess

Kelso Summit trail closures

Kelso Campground road closures

PARK OPERATIONS

Conservation Halton Parks are open by pre-reserved visits only.

To visit the parks, members and other visitors are now be required to make a reservation, either online or over the phone, for a two-hour visit during operating hours. This new reservation system will enable Conservation Halton to predict and monitor the number of people in the parks, so that they can create the conditions needed for physical distancing. Though improvements to this system are being made on a daily basis, the process should not take longer than 30-60 seconds.

For park related assistance including memberships, ecommerce, sales & refunds: call 905-854-0262 (leave a message if you don’t get through) or email hiltonfalls@hrca.on.ca

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

The Administration Office is closed. This means that we are not accepting walk-in meetings or hosting or attending external meetings. Our staff are available to assist you by email and phone. Well water samples are not being collected at this time. Please leave deliveries at the door.

PLANNING & REGULATIONS

Our Planning & Regulations team is able to assist with electronic planning and permit submissions. Here is what you can expect :

We will serve you digitally

  • Staff is available via email, video conference or phone. Please email us with any questions or if you would like to set up a time for a virtual meeting. Continue to reach out directly to your contact on the Planning & Regulations team for file specific matters. General inquiries can be directed to envserv@hrca.on.ca.
  • All submissions can be made digitally, as well as payments – there are several options so please consult with your contact at Conservation Halton. If paper files are to be dropped off, please make arrangements with us beforehand.
  • Permits and correspondence will be issued electronically via email.
  • You can help us by prioritizing your business-critical needs, ensuring submissions are complete, on time and digital where possible, and by bearing with us as we adapt our business operations.

We will keep you informed

  • Staff will keep the lines of communication open and will inform you on the status of our review and your application. We will also keep you up to date if there are any changes on when our office will re-open to the public.
     

For the safety of our community, it is critical that we support global and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will provide the best service that we can during these uncertain times. We appreciate your understanding and will return to normal operations as soon as possible.