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Jones Bridge placed at site

(Media Releases)  The local community has surpassed $250,000 in donations or pledges raised for a new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail. There is a need for $50,000 more in donations to reach the fundraising goal to complete the Jones Bridge project.

World Soil Day December 5

(Media Releases)  December is a busy time. It can be hard to stay ‘grounded’ – but you can get ‘grounded’ on December 5, 2018 for World Soil Day, according to the organizers of a local soil health social media campaign.

Low water advisory removed

(Media Releases)  The Water Response Team (WRT) has removed the Level 1 Low Water Advisory for the Bayfield River watershed.

Closures - Bridge construction

(Service Disruptions)  The construction of the much-anticipated Jones Bridge downstream of Morrison Dam has begun. The construction work at the pedestrian bridge site began the week of October 22, 2018. Trail sections will be closed. Roads as well.

Hunting on some ABCA lands

(Media Releases)  The days are getting shorter but the public use of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) properties continues to be strong and will even increase with the deer hunting seasons coming up in November.

Optimists donate to Bridge

(Media Releases)  The South Huron Optimist Club has donated $1,000 to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation towards the community project to build a new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail.

Canada EcoAction Funding

(Media Releases)  The Government of Canada has announced $4.3 million in Canadian funding to support 58 new EcoAction Community Funding Program projects across the country. The announced EcoAction funding includes $100,000 to Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

Pedestrian bridge construction

(Media Releases)  The construction of the much-anticipated Jones Bridge downstream of Morrison Dam is about to begin.

Shore protection checklist

(Media Releases)  The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors has approved a new fact sheet with information for landowners and contractors who are proposing shoreline protection works and a new Checklist for Applications for Shore Protection. The

Washroom reno at Rock Glen CA

(Service Disruptions)  Effective on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the washroom building at Rock Glen Conservation Area (RGCA) in Arkona will be closed to the public for renovations. The renovations do not impact the operating hours of the Conservation Area or the Arkona Lions Museu
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