Conservation Halton

Conservation Halton

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Conservation Halton (CH), legally known as the Halton Region Conservation Authority (HRCA), is a conservation authority established under the Conservation Authorities Act of Ontario. It forms a partnership with the Province of Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel and surrounding municipalities.

History

Conservation Halton was formed in 1956 as the Sixteen Mile Conservation Authority followed by the formation of the Twelve Mile Conservation Authority in 1957. In 1963 these conservation authorities amalgamated to form the Halton Region Conservation Authority which later became known as Conservation Halton. It was created based on the watershed of the two creek systems, by representatives from the municipalities of Mississauga, Flamborough, Oakville, Trafalgar Township, Burlington, Nelson Township, Milton, and Esquesing Township (now Halton Hills.)

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Mission statement

To protect and enhance the natural environment from lake to escarpment for present and future generations.

Key roles

Conservation Halton serves the communities in which it resides in various functions. It provides environmental protection to the large local forest resource and assists in maintaining and improving the health of the watershed's natural environment. This includes the watershed’s most significant natural feature, the Niagara Escarpment. Conservation Halton also manages water resources; ensuring the surrounding...
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