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  • ABCA properties, trails open to public

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) properties and trails are open for public use contingent on following public health direction.
    Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • New, local Get Outdoors Bingo Game

    From October 1 to 29, 2020, there is a new Get Outdoors Bingo game and contest. Find out more!
    Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Activities to replace Owl Prowl in 2020

    Find out about Raptor Month and other activities that replace the Owl Prowl in November of 2020.
    Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Three new education programs this autumn

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation creates new outdoor learning programs at Morrison Dam Conservation Area for preschoolers, remote learners and homeschoolers.
    Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Take precautions near shoreline

    Consider relocating decks, etc. as pending autumn, winter storms and high lake levels threaten flooding, coastal erosion, bluff failure.
    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Water protection improvements since Walkerton

    New article documents many of the needed improvements put into place since the Walkerton Inquiry, an independent Commission presided over by Commissioner Dennis R. O'Connor, a Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
    Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Equipment theft at farm research project

    The Huronview Demonstration Farm, south of Clinton, has experienced recent thefts and vandalism.
    Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020

  • New dune, bluff vegetation shoreline fact sheets

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is creating and sharing some new fact sheets of interest to shoreline property owners. The three 2020 Lake Huron fact sheets include guidelines for bluff and dune vegetation and bluff access.
    Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Cover Crops 101

    Ross Wilson, MSC; PAg; CCA-ON; Water and Soils Resource Coordinator, Ausable Bayfield Conservation, talks about the many benefits of cover crops and service crops.
    Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

  • How high are Lake Huron water levels?

    Lake Huron has not reached the record-high levels of October 1986 but it has reached monthly records in 2020.
    Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Plant hope, this fall, with trees

    Despite the tough times communities and families have been through, they are looking to the future with hope. Plant trees, and hope this year, through fall tree orders.
    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • New booms added safety measure at Parkhill Dam

    Field staff, from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), have installed two new safety booms at Parkhill Dam.
    Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020

  • New boom at Morrison Dam adds safety

    Field staff, from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), have installed a new safety boom at Morrison Dam east of Exeter.
    Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Federal support for Ausable River projects

    Support is available for projects that improve habitat and reduce sediment and nutrients to protect fish and mussel species at risk in Ausable River Watershed.
    Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Information on high lake levels

    Where can you go for information on high water levels on Lake Huron?
    Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020