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Summer Employment at GRCA – Maintaining our Watershed

My name is Mitchell Dwyer and I am a Fleming College student who has just completed my summer internship at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an Assistant Water Resource Technician. My internship at the GRCA provided me with a vast amount of knowledge, skill and self-confidence as I worked with many different people…

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New Orono Park permeable walkway is a great example of low impact, environmentally friendly development

A newly-installed permeable walkway in Orono Park, also known as Buttercup Hollow, showcases a progressive approach to minimize the impact of development on the environment, allowing for groundwater recharge. The walkway was built in partnership with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA), the Municipality of Clarington, Lafarge Canada, Van de Bor Paving and Enbridge Inc.…

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Frank Cowan Company and Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Announce Partnership

Frank Cowan Company, a leader in providing insurance, risk and claims management solutions for public entities and specialty organizations, is proud to announce a new, multi-year partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. The partnership will be formally celebrated on October 23, 2017, at Newcastle Public School, where local dignitaries, officials and the school community…

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Summer with the GRCA

For the summer of 2017 I was lucky enough to work for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an assistant to the Water Resource Technician. This opportunity offered valuable skills and experience that I can take with myself for the rest of my academic career. The position put me in many fun and interesting…

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Union Gas Continues to Support Local Stewardship and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Union Gas has generously donated funds to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) over the last five years for various stewardship projects. Local Union Gas employees have assisted with these projects which have included tree planting, the development of a native flower garden, the installation and extension of accessible pathways at the GRCA head office…

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Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing Seasons

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, it is recommended that your…

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GRCA Issues Flood Watch

Flood Watch: Moderate The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that over 50mm of rain has fallen since last night and another 10 to 15mm is possible before the rain tapers off this afternoon. Due to the heavy overnight rainfall, runoff to local streams will create higher than normal water levels and flows leading to potentially…

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GRCA Cancels Flood Warning and Issues Flood Watch

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have been slowly declining since reaching their peak on May 26th. A Flood Warning was first issued on May 5th when heavy rains caused the already high lake level to rise sharply due to runoff from the surrounding watersheds. The…

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GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have stabilized and should start to decline over the next week or two albeit at a very slow rate. Having reached record elevations, it will take several weeks for the water levels to recede below critical flood thresholds. The potential…

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