Ganaraska Conservation News

The latest news relating to the forest

Frank Cowan Company and Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Announce Partnership

By Amy Griffiths | October 18, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

Summer with the GRCA

By Amy Griffiths | October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

Port Hope Kinsmen Continue To Support the GRCA with the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale

By Amy Griffiths | September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Port Hope Kinsmen Continue To Support the GRCA with the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale

Scheduling around the 2017 Victoria Day long weekend and the “best time to plant” rule of thumb, the Kinsmen Club of Port Hope held the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale in support of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) on a beautiful spring day during the last weekend in May. 234 native plants will now…

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

By Amy Griffiths | August 17, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing Seasons

By LorneL | July 4, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Issues Flood Watch

By LorneL | June 23, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Cancels Flood Warning and Issues Flood Watch

By LorneL | June 20, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update

By LorneL | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update – Lake Ontario Shoreline

By LorneL | May 19, 2017 | Comments Off on GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update – Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario are stabilizing 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…

Invasive Plants Pose Problems

By LorneL | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Invasive Plants Pose Problems

Invasive plants are species that have been accidentally or deliberately introduced to an area outside of their normal range, and which due to their rapid spread, become a threat to the environment, the economy or to human health. One invasive plant that has spread rapidly into Northumberland County is pale swallowwort, also known as dog-strangling…