Ganaraska Conservation News

Government of Canada invests in flood mitigation project in Ontario

August 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Government of Canada invests in flood mitigation project in Ontario

Port Hope, Ontario Public Safety Canada Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Communities are looking for solutions to mitigate the costs and damages caused by flooding to businesses and residences.   Today, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, Kim Rudd, on behalf of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the…

GRCA Cancels Flood Warning, Issues Flood Watch in Effect Along Lake Ontario Shoreline

August 23, 2019 | Comments Off on GRCA Cancels Flood Warning, Issues Flood Watch in Effect Along Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have been slowly declining since reaching the record peak of 75.92 meters above sea level, which was last observed on June 15th at Cobourg. The level of Lake Ontario has since declined by 43cm and is now at 75.49 masl…

Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authority Programs and Services

August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authority Programs and Services

NEWMARKET (August 19, 2019) Conservation authorities and Conservation Ontario are stunned by a letter that the Province circulated recommending that conservation authorities start shutting down any programs not related to their ‘core mandate’ as described by the Province in the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act earlier this year. Conservation authorities (CAs) and their member municipalities…

Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The 100 Year Quest

August 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The 100 Year Quest

If you have ever walked or rode the trails in the 11, 000 acre Ganaraska Forest, you may have come across some trees marked to be logged with orange paint slashes. To the untrained eye, one might consider these an eyesore. However, the annual timber harvest is actually one of the most important and successful…

A Look at What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed This Summer

July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on A Look at What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed This Summer

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority issues quarterly e-news, updating subscribers on current affairs and ongoing around the GRCA. Check out the summer issue, and consider subscribing today!

GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update for Lake Ontario Shoreline

July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update for Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario reached a new record peak of 75.92 meters above sea level (masl), which was last recorded on June 15th.  Since then water levels have slowly declined and are now sitting at 75.73 masl as measured at Cobourg today. With outflows…

GRCA Announces Ganaraska Forest Partnerships

July 3, 2019 | Comments Off on GRCA Announces Ganaraska Forest Partnerships

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is pleased to announce two new partnerships with local Ganaraska Forest user groups. The Ganaraska Forest Horse Club (GFHC) and the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) will be maintaining two areas in the passive-use only central section of the Ganaraska Forest under a one-year trial agreement. In 2018, the Ganaraska…

Consider a Healthy Hike in One of Your Local Conservation Areas or the Ganaraska Forest

July 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Consider a Healthy Hike in One of Your Local Conservation Areas or the Ganaraska Forest

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is committed to working with our partners to ensure that the special spaces and places that make the Ganaraska Region so unique remain intact for others to enjoy. Since the GRCA’s inception in 1946 as one of Ontario’s earliest Conservation Authorities, staff have been working with watershed municipalities, government…

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…