Ganaraska Conservation News

Port Hope Kinsmen’s Native Plant Sale Supports GRCA Programs & Services

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Port Hope Kinsmen’s Native Plant Sale Supports GRCA Programs & Services

On a rainy Saturday in late-May, the Kinsmen Club of Port Hope held a native plant sale in support of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA). Urban and rural residents stopped by the GRCA picnic shelter on County Road 28 in Port Hope to purchase a variety of flowers, trees and shrubs that are native…

Turtle Time

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Turtle Time

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) would like to remind the public that June is peak turtle nesting season. Please watch for turtles crossing roads, especially in the community of Bewdley. Over the years, concerns about annual losses of snapping turtles resulting from vehicular traffic have brought on the need to notify watershed residents of…

Dirty, Tired, and a Smile From Ear to Ear

May 2, 2019 | Comments Off on 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…

What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed

April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed

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

It’s Time to Prep Your Summer Garden!

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s Time to Prep Your Summer Garden!

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has partnered with the Port Hope Kinsmen Club to bring back the annual Native Plant Sale in support of the local conservation authority. Visit the GRCA on Saturday, May 25th from 9:00am – 12:00pm to shop for a variety of native plants, trees and shrubs, including plants that tolerate…

New Funding Available for On-Farm Clean Water Projects

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on New Funding Available for On-Farm Clean Water Projects

If you are a farmer or own farmland, the new East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2019 and 2020. This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings Counties,…

Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday

April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday

April welcomes the beginning of warm spring weather, as well as the all-important Earth Day. Even though we set out a specific day to think more about our planet and how to protect it, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is encouraging everyone to celebrate Earth Day everyday! Each small action that individuals take-on daily…

Deadline Fast Approaching for Municipality of Port Hope and Municipality of Clarington Trees for Rural Roads Programs in Partnership with GRCA

March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Deadline Fast Approaching for Municipality of Port Hope and Municipality of Clarington Trees for Rural Roads Programs in Partnership with GRCA

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding residents of Port Hope and Clarington to take advantage of the Trees for Rural Roads program before the end of the month. Rural residents of each community have until March 31st to apply for free potted stock to be planted along rural roads. The Trees for Rural…

Ganaraska Forest Cross-Country Ski Trail Update: March 18th

March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Forest Cross-Country Ski Trail Update: March 18th

Ski trails are closed due to icy conditions.

GRCA Elects New Board of Directors Chair and Vice Chair

March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on GRCA Elects New Board of Directors Chair and Vice Chair

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) held their 72nd Annual General Meeting in Port Hope on Thursday, February 21st. Jeff Lees, with The Municipality of Port Hope was elected as Chair of the Conservation Authority. As well, Mark Lovshin with Hamilton Township was elected to Vice Chair. The election was officiated by Mr. Glen Tozer…