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

Ganaraska Forest Ski Trail Update February 15th 2019

Ski trails are open and the yell and blue trails have been track-set. With rain on Friday morning followed by freezing temperatures trails will be fast and the potential for icy patches.

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Tree Saplings Available at No Charge to County Residents Through Emerald Ash Borer Replacement Tree Program

While spring still appears on the distant horizon, Northumberland County residents are invited to apply now to obtain tree saplings at no charge this spring from the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, as part of the County’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Replacement Tree Program. This five-year program, subsidized by the County, is available to all residents…

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Ganaraska Brings Back March Break Camp

Looking for fun and adventure this March Break (March 11-15)? Come and spend the week at Nature Nuts March Break Camp! The camp is designed, planned and delivered by Ganaraska Forest Centre Teachers, who are OCT-qualified (Ontario College of Teachers). Each day has a dedicated theme where campers will be immersed in a variety of…

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Skip Winter – Think Spring and Tree Planting

With over 40,000 tree and shrub seedlings being planted annually throughout local watersheds through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) tree planting program, the GRCA is encouraging landowners to think about tree planting for 2019 this winter. Trees add to the watersheds ecosystem by increasing connectivity and providing for wildlife habitat, but also increase the…

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Tickets now on sale

FLOOD / LOW WATER STATUS

GRCA Rain Barrel Fundraiser Order by May 17th 2019

NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT


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