The Elgin Clean Water Program is a rural water quality initiative that provides technical assistance and financial incentives to help landowners embark on stewardship projects. The program was created by four Elgin County Conservation Authorities (Catfish Creek, Kettle Creek, Long Point Region, and Lower Thames Valley). The ultimate goal of these projects is to protect and improve the quality of our drinking water sources. Click here to read more.
Due to the recent close calls in Malahide, and not so close calls in area municipalities along with the dry conditions and prospects of rain at a minimum, Malahide is placing a burn ban into effect until environmental conditions change. Environment Canada has also issued an extreme air quality warning in Elgin for the next couple of days that can only be exacerbated by unnecessary burning. Campfires for the purpose of cooking or heating are the ONLY exceptions. These campfires MUST be no greater than 24" in diameter, in a non-combustible container, and attended at all times with a source of extinguishment nearby.