Posts by Amy Griffiths

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 Madness 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…

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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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GRCA Releases 2019 Outdoor Adventure Events Calendar

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority invites you to get outside and join them at one (or more!) of the 2019 public events being offered across the Ganaraska watershed. First to take place is the ever popular Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day on January 26th at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Don’t miss out on this fun morning…

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Healthy Water, Healthy People – Our Relationship to Water

The Ganaraska Conservation Authority (GRCA) has carried out a local watershed monitoring report to help protect the water, land, and future of the area under its jurisdiction. The report reflects contemporary watershed conditions and future anticipated changes related to climate change and population growth. The results are shared with partner municipalities and other external agencies…

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas From The GRCA

December is here! Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us, and everyone will be bustling about in search of that special gift for their loved one. To help prepare for the busy holiday season, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has some unique gift giving ideas to share. Does your special someone like…

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GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that rainfall in the amount of 30mm is forecast for today with temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing. With snowmelt over the weekend, watersheds are wet and local rivers and creeks are currently flowing slightly above normal. A small amount of snow is still present…

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Sharpen Up Your Skills

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is now available to rent through the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Tips before your visit: Plan to arrive and finish your ski or snowshoe trek before 2:00 p.m. – All rentals must be returned to the gatehouse or GFC by 2:00 p.m. or subject to…

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GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

From Northumberland News: October 26, 2018 NORTHUMBERLAND — The county is trudging forward with work to tackle the emerald ash borer, it was recently announced. On Oct. 25, Northumberland County released a statement outlining plans to host a public information session which will zero in on work starting this fall to remove ash trees from county roads.…

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Summer Employment at the GRCA

My name is Mitchell and I am a Trent University Student who has just completed my second summer internship at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA). I was lucky enough to work under Mike Smith, GRCA Water Resources Technician again as an Assistant Water Resources Technician alongside another GRCA summer student. My internship with the…

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