Welcome to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's overall goal is the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources on a watershed basis while providing for the public enjoyment of the lands it oversees.

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) was formed in October 1946 under the Conservation Authorities Act and is one of the oldest conservation authorities in Ontario.

The watersheds of the GRCA covers an area of 361 square miles from Wilmot Creek in Clarington to east of Cobourg from the south shore of Rice Lake down to Lake Ontario. This area includes seven municipalities in whole or in part: Township of Cavan-Monaghan, Town of Cobourg, Township of Alnwick-Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Municipality of Port Hope, City of Kawartha Lakes, Municipality of Clarington.


Latest News

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,…

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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…

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