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.

NOTICE TO GANARASKA FOREST USERS

The Ganaraska Forest opened for all uses on May 1st. Spring arrived late this year and there has been multiple rain events in recent weeks. The trails are therefore quite wet and there may even be some ice left on the ground in shady areas. This means that trails are more prone to rutting and damage than they normally would be at this time of year. Please use trails in a manner that minimizes damage: avoid wet areas and reduce speed or if possible delay use of the forest until it has had a chance to dry up.

Latest News

GRCA Issues Flood Warning – Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have risen to 75.68 meters above sea level, which is 64 cm above average and 20 cm below the peak water level of the 2017 flood event. The Flood Watch issued on May 6th is therefore upgraded to a Flood…

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Last Call for Rain Barrel Pre-Orders!

Have you considered purchasing a rain barrel through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) fundraiser in partnership with RainBarrel.ca? The deadline to place your order for a barrel, tank, rolling composter or rain barrel accessories is May 17th. All orders to be picked up on Saturday May 25th from 9am – 12pm at the GRCA…

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Dirty, Tired, and a Smile From Ear to Ear

Those are often the signs of a day well spent in the out of doors. Give yourself a minute to reminisce about the last time you remember playing outside. Got it? Now what did it look like? What season was it? Who were you with? What were you doing? Were you playing some sort of…

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What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed

Check out GRCA’s latest e-news – Spring 2019

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