Ganaraska Conservation News

The latest news relating to the forest

The Sugar Shack is Open!

By LorneL | April 1, 2017 | Comments Off on The Sugar Shack is Open!

Join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) for some classic Canadian maple syrup fun at the GRCA’s Maple Syrup Day. Mark your calendars for Saturday April 1st 2017. You don’t miss out on this great day out with the family at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Through site tours,…

GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

By LorneL | March 30, 2017 | Comments Off on GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that a low pressure system is moving into Southern Ontario this evening. Rain is expected to start overnight with total rainfall amounts of 20 to 30mm, which will taper off by morning as the storm moves out of the region. The watersheds are generally saturated with…

Only 1 Week Left to Plant Trees through the GRCA in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

By LorneL | March 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Only 1 Week Left to Plant Trees through the GRCA in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Have you considered planting trees on your property? If so, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority can provide assistance. Tree seedlings can now be ordered through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority until March 3, 2017. This can be done through an easy to use and informative selection catalogue and order form. There is a minimum order…

GRCA Announces End of Level 1 Low Water Conditions

By LorneL | March 2, 2017 | Comments Off on GRCA Announces End of Level 1 Low Water Conditions

With several rain events so far this winter, the watersheds in the Ganaraska Region have recovered to normal conditions. In January alone, the region received 95mm or 142% of normal rainfall. This has brought stream flows up and is likely resulting in some groundwater recharge where there is little ground frost. The 3-month and 18-month…

Let the rain drain – supporting low impact development within the GRCA

By LorneL | February 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Let the rain drain – supporting low impact development within the GRCA

Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or snowmelt flows off hard surfaces rather than being absorbed by vegetation and soils. In urban areas, these hard surfaces include roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and roofs. In order to prevent street flooding, stormwater drains quickly remove water from hard surfaces. The water then travels through underground pipes, eventually…

GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement

By LorneL | February 27, 2017 | Comments Off on GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is tracking a storm system which will move into southern Ontario this evening. The forecasted rainfall amounts are 15 mm to 25 mm. The rain is expected to arrive this evening and continue into Thursday. There is still a snowpack in much of the watersheds…

Winter Fun in the Ganaraska Forest

By LorneL | February 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Fun in the Ganaraska Forest

Cross-country skiing is fun, invigorating and a great form of exercise for the whole family. The Ganaraska Forest is an ideal location to take part in this outdoor activity; offering some of the most picturesque, groomed cross-country ski trails in Ontario. Venture out from the Ganaraska Forest Centre onto more than 35 kilometres of groomed…