News Releases

         

04.11.2014
Watershed Conditions Statement Update – Flood Outlook
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water. More...

04.04.2014
Watershed Conditions Statement Update – Flood Outlook
The Environment Canada Weather Forecast has indicated that a low pressure system originating in the southern US that will bring with it approximately 15-35 mm of rainfall, beginning this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow. Combined with this rain, daytime highs of around 12 degrees Celsius are expected.  More...

03.21.2014
Watershed Conditions Statement Update – Flood Outlook
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing an update to the current watershed conditions statement—flood outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek Watershed, with specific concerns for the Port Stanley area. More...

03.19.2014
Flood outlook for residents of Kettle Creek watershed, and possible ice jams
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a watershed conditions statement—flood outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek Watershed, with specific concerns for the Port Stanley area.  Warm temperatures and forecasted rain may cause minor flooding in low lying areas and possible ice jams. Ice jams may cause rapid backwater effects and may quickly create flooding situations. More...

03.10.2014
March Break Safety
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is reminding parents to use extreme care around Kettle Creek and waterways this March Break.  More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

01.18.2014
Water Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Spring is Coming!
On February 20th and 21st, southern Ontario could see unseasonably warm temperatures as high as 10°C. The Environment Canada forecast predicts 15-25mm of rain into southern Ontario with 30mm+ possible in some locations in the southwest near Lake Erie. Current forecasts suggest that rain will begin Thursday evening and continue until Friday morning. More...

01.10.2014
Water Conditions Statement - Water Safety
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is warning residents of the potential of high water in the Kettle Creek watershed beginning Friday January 10, 2014 and into the weekend. More...

Tree for our Future

01.09.2014
Too cold? Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is dreaming of spring and tree planting season
Snow may be on the ground but spring isn’t far away and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is excited to build on its accomplishment of planting 1,000,000 trees in 2013. KCCA will continue to offer trees to watershed landowners for $0.25/seedling for residents interested in planting more than 200 trees on their property. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

12.19.2013
KCCA issues a watershed conditions statement: flood outlook
The predicted daytime high temperatures to increase above 0º C and significant rainfall in the next 24 hours has prompted Kettle Creek Conservation Authority to issue a flood outlook. More...

11.29.2013
Birdies, Eagles and Fish Project at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club Awarded $25,000
The St. Thomas Golf and Country Club (STGCC) in partnership with Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) have been awarded $25,000 from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to restore habitat in Beaver Creek.More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

11.22.2013
Kettle Creek Prepares for Flood Season
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is warning residents about the start of the flood season, which in a typical year runs from early winter to April. More...

10.31.2013
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. More...

09.13.2013
Volunteers help green ST. THOMAS through TD Tree Days
TD Tree Days in St. Thomas is one of over 140 TD tree planting events taking place in communities across Canada during TD Tree Days, Canadians, and TD employees are working together to make their communities a little greener. More...

07.09.2013
Tall Tales Fishing Derby at Lake Whittaker
Try your luck at Lake Whittaker during Family Fishing Week, July 6-14. Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in Middlesex County can be found at Lake Whittaker Conservation Area. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

06.28.2013
KCCA issues a watershed conditions statement: flood outlook
The Kettle Creek watershed is expected to receive approximately 75 mm of precipitation this afternoon. Weather forecasts are predicting significant additional rainfall this weekend. More...

06.12.2013
RBC awards $120,000 Leadership Grant to Elgin County Conservation Authorities on Blue Water Day
The RBC Blue Water Project has announced a $120,000 Leadership Grant to the four Elgin County Conservation Authorities (Catfish Creek, Kettle Creek, Long Point Region, and Lower Thames Valley) to help protect water quality by educating and working with local landowners. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

05.31.2013
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. More...

05.22.2013
Picture a Tree Art Contest Winners named Junior Master Tree Planters
Reyden, a grade 1 student from Monsignor Morrison and Paige, a grade 2 student from Port Stanley Public School were named Junior Master Tree Planters on Tuesday.More...

05.15.2013
Local Artists Supporting the Watershed’s Living Forest
Artistic works from Peter Robson, John Broadbent, Candy McManiman and Laura Woermke will help support Kettle Creek’s living forest by raising funds for Kettle Creek Conservation Authority’s (KCCA) forestry program. More...

05.08.2013
Dykstra Family named Master Tree Planter
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority has awarded the Dykstra Family the title of Master Tree Planter and the honour of planting the one millionth tree in the Kettle Creek watershed this spring. “Landowners who are willing to retire their land have made homes for our million trees,” said Lawrence. “We wanted them to be part of the celebration.” More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

04.18.2013
Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water due to torrential downpours. More...

04.12.2013
Flood Watch Update: Creeks levels high but dropping
The heavy rains over the past week that that left over 70mm of precipitation in the Kettle Creek watershed have now moved off to the East. Even with the additional rain early this morning there is no need for additional warnings as creek levels peaked last night and are dropping. More...

04.10.2013
Heavy rains prompt KCCA to upgrade to a flood watch
Due to the amount (50 – 80 mm) of forecasted precipitation today thru Friday coupled with already high water levels in the creek, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is upgrading to a flood watch. More...

04.09.2013
Help pick the one-millionth tree
If you could pick just one tree to represent the one-millionth tree in the Kettle Creek watershed, which one would earn your vote? More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

04.08.2013
KCCA issues a watershed conditions statement: flood outlook 
The Kettle Creek watershed is expected to receive approximately 10-20 mm of precipitation this afternoon. Weather forecasts are predicting significant additional rainfall this week. More...

03.22.2013
KCCA Celebrates World Water Day by Offering Rain Barrels at Discount Prices to Watershed Residents
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is encouraging residents to celebrate the International Year of Water Cooperation by launching their annual rain barrel sale on World Water Day, March 22, 2013. More...

03.22.2013
Spring is here! KCCA now accepting tree orders
There has never been a better time to invest in trees. Together with its municipal partners, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is offering two programs for watershed landowners to plant trees. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

03.11.2013
KCCA upgrades to a Flood Watch
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is warning residents in the watershed to stay away from watercourses and ponds. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

03.11.2013
Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water. More...

03.08.2013
Use extreme caution around water during March break and always
While spring brings with it longer days and warmer weather, it also brings melting ice and rains that can make rivers and lakes even more dangerous than normal. More...

03.07.2013
Winners of the Active Elgin On-Line Survey Win a Season Pass to One of the Three Local Conservation Areas
The Active Elgin Coalition, in partnership with the Lower Thames Valley, Kettle Creek and Catfish Creek Conservation Authorities, announced the winners of the Active Elgin online survey. Each winner received a season's pass to one of the three Conservation Authorities where they can enjoy the various hiking trails throughout the conservation areas. More...

Tree for our Future

02.15.2013
Home of one millionth tree unveiled at KCCA’s AGM
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority will announce where the one millionth tree will be planted in the watershed at its upcoming Annual General Meeting on February 20, 2013. More...

02.15.2013
KCCA can help Central Elgin Residents 'Green' their land
For the second year the Municipality of Central Elgin, in partnership with Catfish Creek Conservation Authority and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, is offering tree seedlings to landowners at an affordable rate to help “green” the municipality through the Greening Central Elgin program. More...

High Water Safety Bulletin

01.29.2013
FLOOD WATCH for residents of Kettle Creek watershed
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a flood watch for residents of the Kettle Creek Watershed, with specific concerns for the Port Stanley area. More...

01.28.2013
Watershed Conditions Statement
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is warning residents of the potential of high water in the Kettle Creek watershed this evening. More...

01.21.2013
Plant Trees to Win!
Over the past twelve years, and with the support of hundreds of landowners and Ontario Power Generation, KCCA has planted 900,000 trees and is on track to plant the one-millionth tree in June 2013. More...

01.17.2013
KCCA Celebrates One Million Trees
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) wants the community to help celebrate a significant milestone. In June 2013 KCCA will plant its one-millionth tree. More...