Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

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2018 shoreline SMP open houses

The first open house takes place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Thedford. The second open house takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Zurich.
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Morrison Dam is 60

Sixty years ago, local partners created Morrison Dam and Morrison Dam Reservoir (Morrison Lake) east of Exeter. Morrison Reservoir is one of the only inland lakes in the area.
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Lions donate $15,000 to bridge

The Exeter Lions Club has donated $15,000 to the campaign to make the community safer and more active with a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail. The Exeter Lions Club commitment has helped the campaign to build Jones Bridge to surpass $2

Proposed Ausable R Action Plan

You are invited to review and provide comments on the proposed Ausable River Action Plan. You may provide written comments on this document from now until July 23, 2018.
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Fossil event pays tribute

The Arkona Lions Club is hosting a family-friendly community event to honour the memory of local fossil collector Charlie Southworth of the Thedford area. The public is invited to this fun fossil event and tribute which takes place on Saturday, July 28, 2
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Grants for Ausable landowners

Landowners in the Ausable River Watershed now have a new opportunity to improve local habitat thanks to 2018-2019 funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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New rain garden in Hensall

About 50 students from Bluewater Coast Elementary in Hensall planted approximately 450 plants at a rain garden at Thompsons Limited in Hensall on Friday, June 15, 2018. This garden will protect and improve water quality by capturing runoff from surroundin
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Generous bridge donors

The Pedestrian Trail Bridge Community Working Group held a brief ceremony on June 5, 2018 to honour the early Platinum and Gold level donors who have kick-started the community project to build Jones Bridge on the South Huron Trail.
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Charity golf supports bridge

The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament has chosen to donate net proceeds from this year’s charity golf tourney to the community project to build a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail.
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56,000 trees planted

Tree planters at Ausable Bayfield Conservation have planted more than 56,000 trees in the spring of 2018. This is the highest single-year total for spring tree plantings by staff in the watershed in the past ten years.
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New South Huron Trail Mobile

The South Huron Trail Mobile rides again. People with limited mobility can once again experience nature on the South Huron Trail thanks to the purchase of a new South Huron Trail Mobile.
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$1,000 Student Award

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) is offering a $1,000 Student Environment Award for a graduating secondary school student or a student enrolled in university or college.
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New Chair, Vice Chair for ABCA

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors elected George Irvin as the new Chair and Doug Cook as the new Vice Chair at the monthly board meeting held on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
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Well water stewardship survey

Do you own or use a private water well? A survey on well water stewardship invites you to add your voice to a province-wide conversation about what you use your well water for, what you think about your well water, and how you protect your well water.
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Bayfield rain garden grants

Bayfield residents have a chance to protect their lake, make their properties even more beautiful, and get grants to do it – by planting rain gardens.
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Be aware around coast, bluffs

Lake levels are the highest they have been in years. These higher-than-average lake levels, combined with rain, high winds and wave action lead to erosion at the base of the bluffs and an increase in gully erosion in some areas. This in turn can lead to r
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Dinner raises close to $50,000

The 29th Conservation Dinner took place in Exeter on April 12, 2018. This year’s Dinner was another success, raising close to $50,000 in net proceeds for community projects, according to the Dinner Committee.

Flood messages

For current flood messages please click link below.
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Conservationist Award Winner

Rick Quinn and Diane Hawthorne, of the Denfield area, and their family, are winners of the Ausable Bayfield Conservationist of the Year Award. The Middlesex County family received the award on Thursday, March 22, 2018 for their work developing and maintai
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Watershed Report Card released

Residents of Ausable Bayfield watershed communities now have new information about the state of their forest and water resources. Ausable Bayfield Conservation released the new updated Watershed Report Card (2018) at the annual conservation awards evening
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Local flood data important

Local emergency management coordinators, firefighters, police officers, public health personnel and municipal staff were among the more than 25 people who attended the annual Flood Emergency Planning Meeting hosted by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authori
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Wetlands reduce flood risks

More than 60 people, at an annual conservation awards evening, heard that flood-related damages are going up but preserving wetlands can help to reduce risk from those floods.
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Student supports tree planting

A nine-year-old student from the Exeter area has helped to make the world a better place with donations to enhance and protect forests at the local and global levels. Mercedes Prout raised $470 in a bake sale at Exeter United Church in February. Her grand
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Be Bayfield citizen scientist

Ausable Bayfield Conservation is asking for your help to monitor water quality along the beach in Bayfield.

Watershed Report Card 2018

Ausable Bayfield Conservation is releasing its updated new Watershed Report Card on March 22, 2018. The local release is to take place as part of the annual conservation awards event.
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