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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.

Fifty at rain garden workshop

About 50 people came to the Bayfield Town Hall on a rainy Saturday morning in March to learn about rain gardens and how to construct them. The workshop was held on March 25, 2017. “We had a great turnout for this workshop,” said Hope Brock, Healthy Wa

Local craft brew at Dinner

Local craft beer from Varna's Stone House Brewing Company, Huron County's Original Brewery, featured at Conservation Dinner on April 6, 2017 at South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter.

Service awards for volunteers

Norman Eckel, an Exeter man and volunteer driver of the South Huron Trail Mobile for people with limited mobility, and Mark Lowenstine, a Denfield-area man who helps with many water quality monitoring activities, are recipients of Ontario Volunteer Servic

25 years for Ag and Water Fest

What do you get when you mix water and agriculture and hundreds of local students? The 2017 Huron Perth Agriculture and Water Festival - Celebrating 25 years!

Speaker says Love Great Lakes

Harmful plastic pollution can be denser in the Great Lakes than in oceans, more than 60 people heard at a conservation awards event on March 16, 2017.

Award winners van der Laans

The Conservationist of the Year Award winners in Ausable Bayfield watersheds are described as a couple who have given back to their watershed community for many years. Mels and Ruthanne van der Laan live on McEwen Drive, RR 3 Denfield, Ontario.