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Seeking committee applicants

A local source protection authority has issued a notice calling for applications to fill three vacant seats on a committee that is protecting municipal sources of drinking water.

Car show honours Bruce Redman

The Arkona Lions and Lioness clubs are bringing back a popular antique car show in a nature setting. They are sponsoring the event in honour of the memory of Bruce Redman, the man who organized the classic car show for a decade. He passed away in 2016.

Donation to trail development

Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $25,000, in loving memory of her late husband, Ted Jones, towards future development of the South Huron Trail. She presented the donation along the South Huron Trail, at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, on Friday, July 2

Canada library nature program

Young people in this area are learning about Canada’s water, plants, and animals through a one-hour program at local libraries in Huron County.

Increase in cover crops

Cover crops are turning heads in Huron County, whether it's a crop no one has seen before, or it's a colourful field with sunflowers or crimson clover. The County of Huron is helping agricultural producers to adopt these new practices to conserve soil.

Pedestrian bridge donation

Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $50,000 towards the community project to construct a new pedestrian bridge along Morrison Line, on the South Huron Trail. The bridge is to be called Jones Bridge and it is dedicated by Donna Jones, in loving memory of T

220 attend shoreline events

Approximately 220 people showed their interest in the local shoreline by attending two shoreline management public information open houses in June of 2017. The events took place in Zurich and Thedford.

Suggest 2018 feature artist

The Conservation Dinner has honoured 21 local artists as feature artists over the 28-year history of the gala charitable auction event. The Dinner Committee is already at work planning ahead for the 29th Conservation Dinner in 2018. The community committe

Golf tourney Monday, Aug 28

Organizers of the Twelfth South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament say this year’s charitable FUNdraising golf tourney will begin half an hour earlier. The charity event takes place Monday, August 28, 2017 at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter. The s

Maple150 photo contest winner

A photo by Bonnie Sitter, of Exeter, is the winning entry in the Maple150 photo contest. The photo is an autumn scene of the bright red Sugar Maples along Bannockburn Line, north of Mill Road near Varna.

New planning, regulation staff

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) has announced that it has hired Daniel King as the new Regulations Coordinator and it is promoting Meghan Tydd-Hrynyk to the position of Planning and Regulations Officer.

Rain garden in Clinton

We need your help to plant a rain garden in Clinton! The Municipality of Central Huron, in partnership with Ausable Bayfield Conservation, is planting a new rain garden to deal with water running off of land during storms. More than 500 plants need to go

Great Lakes funding

There is continued financial support in 2017 for positive actions in the Lake Huron southeast shores watersheds through the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) Priority Subwatershed Project (PSP).

Video on shoreline protection

New video to share presentation on shoreline protection structures. Coastal engineer presents about shoreline protection structures to ABCA Board. Coastal engineer Fiona Duckett, M.Sc., P. Eng., of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd., prese

Local biodiversity education

An International Biodiversity Day grant from BEAN network makes possible World Turtle Day event for local students.

Preparing for future floods

The human and financial costs of extreme weather events like the fatal Canadian floods in May of 2017 remind us of the need to promote projects and best practices that address and reduce risks from flooding, according to Ausable Bayfield Conservation Auth

Funding for rain gardens

There has been a lot of interest in rain gardens in Bayfield with recent workshops and demonstration gardens at Pioneer Park. Homeowners in Bayfield are now encouraged to apply for funding to help install these gardens on their properties.

Yellow Fish Road reaches Lucan

People in the Lucan may notice images of bright yellow fish painted beside storm drains along roadways this spring. The painted yellow fish signify a reminder to Lucan residents to protect water. The Yellow Fish Road™ program leads to cleaner water and

Coastal Video Posted

Video of April 20 presentation is now available. Dr. Robin Davidson-Arnott, Coastal processes expert speaks to ABCA Board of Directors.

Public open houses in June

People interested in shoreline management in Ausable Bayfield watersheds are invited to attend public information open houses to be held on two Saturdays in June of 2017. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is hosting the two events. The first

Huron supports water projects

The County of Huron announced it will provide $400,000 in funding support this year for projects in Huron County that project local water quality. County landowners, residents and community groups have completed more than 2,236 projects since 2004 thanks

Award for Hensall's Evan Krebs

Melissa Prout, a conservation educator with Ausable Bayfield Conservation, presents the Conservation Award for the Huron-Perth Sci-Tech Encounters Regional Science and Inventors’ Fair, 2017, to Evan Krebs, of Hensall.

Patrols to prevent vandalism

Community members have volunteered to keep an eye on the South Huron, especially in the evenings and report suspicious activity. "I'm hoping that this increased public presence on the trail will deter any future offences," said Kate Monk.

Canada's 150th at Dinner

A giant flag of Canada and a finely-detailed 14-foot-wide ice sculpture, with a Canadian theme, greeted the crowd at the 28th Conservation Dinner.

Dinner early bird prizes

Early Bird Draw prize winners winners are Shannon Hrudka, of J. M. R. Electric Ltd., and Craig Horlor, of Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc. Each prize is for $125 worth of gas thanks to a generous donation from Dave Moore Fuels Ltd. of Exeter.