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  • Celebrate World Turtle Day May 23, protect turtles

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation encourages everyone to celebrate World Turtle Day (May 23, 2019) by watching for turtles, whether it is in a local wetland or on the road.
    Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 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

  • Friends of the Trail to host spring cleanup

    The Friends of the South Huron Trail held their first of two meetings for 2019 on Monday, May 6, 2019.
    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

  • Past, current, and future success at Dinner

    Hundreds of Conservation Dinner patrons honoured the past 30 years of Conservation Dinners and former feature artists and continued to create a legacy for the future - with a few new twists.
    Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Corteva Agriscience gives $2,000 for trail bridge

    Funding from Corteva Agriscience™ supports Jones Bridge, the new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail that links the Morrison Dam Conservation Area trail in South Huron with the MacNaughton-Morrison trail in Exeter.
    Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Firefighters, Lions support Jones Bridge Project

    The Exeter Firefighters' Association and the Exeter Lions Club, along with the support of community members, have helped to make the community safer and more active with a donation of $7,000 to the Jones Bridge Project for the new pedestrian bridge on the
    Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • New Chair, Vice Chair for Conservation Foundation

    A new Chair and Vice Chair have been elected to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) Board of Directors.
    Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Jones Bridge Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting

    You are invited to a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Jones Bridge on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.
    Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Protect water, buy a rain barrel

    Bayfield River Valley Trails Association (BRVTA) is celebrating Earth Month (April) by kicking off their sale of rain barrels.
    Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Fraynes Exeter Toyota gives $2,500 to Jones Bridge

    Fraynes Exeter Toyota has helped to make the community safer and more active with a community-minded donation of $2,500 to the Jones Bridge Project for a new pedestrian bridge, and ancillary structures, on the South Huron Trail.
    Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Impacts on flooding, streamflow

    Patterns for streamflow, flooding in different seasons changing differently for rural, urban areas: speaker tells Partner Appreciation Evening guests.
    Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Koos and Nathalie Vermue win Conservation Award

    Koos and Nathalie Vermue, agricultural producers from the Bayfield area, were honoured by Ausable Bayfield Conservation with the Conservationist of the Year Award at a March 21, 2019 partner appreciation evening.
    Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Bridge donation in Brian Clarke's memory

    The family of the late Brian Clarke has made a generous donation of $5,000, in Brian's memory, to help make the community safer and more active through stairs linking trail with Jones Bridge.
    Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • New Shoreline Management Plan SMP approved

    It has been more than four years in the making but there is now a new, updated Shoreline Management Plan for the Lake Huron shoreline within the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s area.
    Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Flood Emergency Planning Meeting held

    Gerald Cheng, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, spoke at an annual Flood Emergency Planning Meeting, hosted by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), and attended by more than 30 people.
    Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019