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  • Owl Prowl is Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Owls are incredible creatures of the night. Over the years, hundreds of people have learned about owls and their amazing nocturnal adaptations at the annual Owl Prowl. The event is back, with three sessions this year.
    Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • PA Day Nature Camps are back in autumn 2019

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation offers Nature Day Camps at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter on Professional Activity (PA) Days.
    Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • Fourth turtle release event draws record crowd

    A public education event to release turtle hatchlings back into the wild was held east of Exeter for the fourth year in a row and it drew a record crowd of about 1,500 people.
    Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • More than $5,500 raised at charity golf tourney

    This year’s charity golf tournament raised more than $5,500 towards the project to put new boards on Stirling Bridge on the South Huron Trail.
    Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • ABCA responds to Minister's letter

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) has shared the concern, expressed by Conservation Ontario in an August 19, 2019 news release, about a letter from the Province of Ontario that “moves to constrain” programs and services provided by conser
    Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Meghan Glavin wins $1,000 student award

    The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) has presented the $1,000 Student Environmental Award for the tenth year. The tenth local student to benefit from this student bursary prize is Meghan Glavin, of the Mt. Carmel area.
    Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Order trees - Fall tree order form now available

    The fall tree order form is ready online for free download at the abca.ca website.
    Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Love Your Greats photo contest deadline extended

    This year, Ausable Bayfield Conservation would like to see your actions to protect your Great Lakes and invites the community to share their actions in the form of a photo contest.
    Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Funds support landowner projects for Ausable River

    The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to help aquatic Species at Risk in the Ausable River watershed. Most of the funding will go to rural landowners for projects on agricultural and other rural land
    Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019

  • How to water your trees the right amount

    Read our tips to find out how to make sure your trees get enough water - but not too much. Warmer, drier weather has come to many parts of our watershed community so we would like to remind you of the need to water trees, especially young trees, each week
    Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019

  • South Huron Trail Mobile has new volunteer driver

    Exeter's Jim Hayter is the newest volunteer driver of the Trail Mobile, a modified electric cart for people with limited mobility.
    Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019

  • Beware of Giant Hogweed

    That plant you find outdoors may be a common and harmless native plant called Purple Angelica or it could be the dangerous and invasive Giant Hogweed. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) staff members advise you to avoid contact.
    Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019