Service Disruption

SUGAR BUSH LOOP TRAIL

Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Sugarbush Loop Trail will host regular wagon rides, November 24 until December 23, 2021, Tuesday to Sunday. Visitors can expect disruption to hiking in this area during this time and will need to move off of trail to ensure safe passage of the wagon and horses.

KELSO TRAIL NETWORK CLOSED

Please note that the Kelso trail network is now closed until further notice due to wet trail conditions. Please visit Hilton Falls for mountain biking. 

TRAIL CLOSURES DUE TO EAB TREE REMOVAL:

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive species that infects and kills Ash trees and this is creating hazards for the public. 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.

ATTENTION, arborist crews are actively working at:
1. The back bike trails and main Bruce Trail sections of Hilton Falls. Please see the map for further details about what areas will have intermitted trail closures.
2. The Bruce Trail at Rattlesnake Point heading towards Steeles is completely closed until hazardous tree removal is complete.
3. Downhill trails at Kelso and near Appleby Line. Please see the map for further details about what areas will have intermitted trail closures.

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.