“Just as human activity is upsetting Earth's carbon cycle, our actions are altering the water cycle”. - David Suzuki

Without water, seeds cannot grow, and the Grindstone creek cannot flow. Water is ubiquitous to the people of Halton Region. We live right beside Lake Ontario, near wetlands, and floodplains. We drink fresh water out of our taps. Our actions in how we treat water can also hurt us. If we don’t take care of it, it may not be there in abundance in the future. Water is indispensable to our lives, and thus, through conservation, we can take care of it for years to come. Conservation authorities were born out of a need to protect our communities from flooding, and also to promote a healthy, thriving environment in balance with growing communities.

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Climate ChangeIssue 2NatureNature Issue 2


Rolling the Dice

On August 4, 2014, Burlington was struck by a severe storm: over two months of rain fell onto a narrow geographical area.  The storm generated significant...

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Issue 2NatureNature Issue 2Sustainability


Taking the Lid Off LID

Outside your door lie carpets of concrete. Water can’t sink below driveways and streets to return to the water cycle, and instead it pools and floods...

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ConservationIssue 2NatureNature Issue 2


A Creek Restored

Many landowners undertake water protection or enhancement projects with a focus on protecting and enhancing water quality for drinking water and wildlife...

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Issue 2NatureNature Issue 2Species


A Small Big Problem

It’s surprising how the tiniest things can have the biggest impact. A single microscopic larvae can be the beginning of a mushrooming, pervasive infestation...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 2EducationIssue 2


What’s Lurking at the Bottom of Crawford Lake

Once upon a time, there was a girl and her grandfather. Her grandfather was a storyteller, not flamboyant in delivery, but self-assured and comforting. He...

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Only Rain Goes Down the Drain

Spring Water: Healthful or Harmful?

Letters to the Editor


  • Hilton Falls
  • Grindstone Creek
  • Electrofishing

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