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  • 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

  • Help remove invasive plant species

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation invites local residents to connect with neighbours and help remove invasive plant species at two Invasive Species Removal events. The events are on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
    Posted: Monday, April 15, 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

  • Plant native plants on Earth Day

    Ausable Bayfield Conservation encourages people to plant native species this year, help to remove invasive species, and enjoy native species and habitat at local conservation areas.
    Posted: Thursday, April 4, 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

  • Ann Johns, Exeter, wins limo ride Early Bird Draw

    The charitable fundraiser is going to be extra special for Exeter’s Ann Johns who bought her Dinner ticket early and was eligible for the Early Bird Prize Draw and was drawn as the winner.
    Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wuerth's donates $4,000 to Jones Bridge Project

    Wuerth's Shoes Ltd. is helping to make the community safer and more active with a generous $4,000 donation towards the Jones Bridge community project for the new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail.
    Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Students raise $1,600 for pedestrian trail bridge

    Students from South Huron District High School (SHDHS) in Exeter, Ontario have helped to make their community safer and more active by raising $1,612.75 for the Pedestrian Bridge on the South Huron Trail Project.
    Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Two nature day camps in 2019

    Campers at one of two nature day camps offered by Ausable Bayfield Conservation will spend a week wondering, investigating, learning, and discovering the natural world.
    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019