Ganaraska Conservation News

Healthy Water, Healthy People – Our Relationship to Water

December 3, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas From The GRCA

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

November 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Sharpen Up Your Skills

November 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

November 5, 2018 | Comments Off on 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.…

Summer Employment at the GRCA

November 2, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

GRCA Grateful for Union Gas’ Continued Support

October 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

My Summer With the GRCA

October 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The How and Why

September 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

It’s Time to Get Outside and Get Active!

August 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…