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  • 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

  • Septic grant applications until August 31, 2019

    The Huron County Clean Water Project grant review committee has approved the first grants supporting septic system replacements under the new septic system grant category introduced in 2019. The second period for applications is open until August 31, 2019
    Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Hundreds attend drainage innovation demo day

    Four tile contractors were installing innovative drainage tile at Huron County's Huronview Demonstration Farm near Clinton, Ontario on Saturday, June 15, 2019 and more than 350 people came out to see it.
    Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • Charity golf for trail August 26

    Golfers invited to play in tourney, have fun, support trail at fourteenth annual charitable golf tournament on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Ironwood Golf Club near Exeter
    Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019

  • Volunteers, students plant at Jessica's House

    About 50 students from Precious Blood Catholic School and several volunteers from Community Living South Huron worked to protect water by planting rain garden plants at Jessica's House Residential Hospice in Exeter on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
    Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Flooding hits local communities May 25

    Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms early in the morning on Saturday, May 25, 2019 caused flooding which hit hard in communities in the south of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) watershed. Parkhill, Ailsa Craig, Nairn, and Luca
    Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  • Septic system upgrade grants from County of Huron

    The Huron County Clean Water Project is allocating a total of $40,000 to the septic system upgrade category in 2019 with a maximum grant of $2,000 per project.
    Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  • Local research reviews world soil health mapping

    The Ausable Bayfield watershed area is home to research that could lead the way in guiding best management practices for soil health approaches. Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff are leading innovative work to improve soil health data collection and map
    Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019

  • Proud to be part of Lambton Museum speaker series

    Three staff members from Ausable Bayfield Conservation are among the fascinating list of presenters in a summer speaker series hosted by Lambton Heritage Museum as part of the visit of Canada’s Waterscapes travelling exhibition.
    Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Huron County supports water quality projects

    The County of Huron has announced its continued support for the Huron County Clean Water Project with a $400,000 allocation in the 2019 budget.
    Posted: Friday, May 3, 2019

  • More than 80 people attend Jones Bridge ceremony

    More than 80 people, including many of the community donors to the new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail, attended the Jones Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
    Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Funding in Bayfield for rain gardens, soakaways

    Bayfield residents have a chance to protect their lake, make their properties even more beautiful, and get grants to do it by planting rain gardens or installing a soakaway.
    Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Flood program provincial funding cut in half

    Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities, including Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), will receive roughly half as much provincial money to deliver flood management programs after a cut of almost 50 per cent to provincial transfer payments in
    Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019