Posts by Amy Griffiths

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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GRCA Grateful for Union Gas’ Continued Support

For the last six years, Union Gas has generously donated funds to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) towards various stewardship projects. The local conservation authority is once again grateful for Union Gas’ support, with a generous $1,000 donation towards GRCA programs and services. Over the years, local Union Gas employees have assisted with many…

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My Summer With the GRCA

My name is Helen Liu and I am in my final year of studies at the University of Guelph in Environmental Science and Ecology (B. Sc. Env. Co-op). This summer, I had the pleasure of working at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an Assistant Water Resources Technician alongside a field partner in carrying…

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Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The How and Why

If you have ever walked or rode the trails in the Ganaraska Forest, you may have come across some trees marked for harvest with orange paint slashes. Better yet, you may have even come across the wonderful Christmas-like smell of a recently cut Pine plantation. The annual timber harvest is an important component of the…

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It’s Time to Get Outside and Get Active!

With summer officially upon us, we’ve all been enjoying the sun on our faces as much as we can, and dreaming of what our plans will be for those long awaited vacation days. Maybe I’ll take my family for a day of Treetop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest? Or perhaps hike through one of nearly…

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Give the Gift of Nature to Your Child This Summer

With summer in full swing, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) invites local parents to give the gift of nature and outdoor education to their children. Would your child know what to do if he/she were lost in a forest? Would they know how to identify poison ivy? Is your child curious about the natural…

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Protecting Our Resources

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding residents to take care of storm drains and road ditches, and to protect water sources in their community. Unlike the water that goes down your sink to sanitary sewers, water that flows into storm drains is not always treated for pollutants. Similarly, water that flows down ditches…

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BioBlitz With Us on June 24th!

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is excited about the upcoming 2nd Annual Northumberland BioBlitz being conducted in the Ganaraska Forest! The BioBlitz, in association with the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative and supported by the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network, takes place next weekend. There are selected sites in the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest…

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Your Children and the Great Outdoors

Would your child know what to do if he/she were lost in a forest?  Would they know how to identify poison ivy? Is your child curious about the natural world? Do they know where turtles go in the winter? All of these questions and many more will be answered when your child attends the Ganaraska…

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