Ganaraska Conservation News

GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that a series of low pressure systems are set to bring multiple days of rain to Southern Ontario. Melting snowpacks in the Northern parts of the Trent River watershed combined with rainfall will cause Rice Lake to rise for several days, while local streams will continue…

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…

Consider Getting Involved with the GRCA

March 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Consider Getting Involved with the GRCA

The long days of winter will soon be behind us. While we anticipate those warm and sunny days, let’s not forget about local events and activities you can take part in now. Give your child the gift of nature with a week at Nature Nuts March Break Camp! The camp is designed, planned and delivered…

Water Safety In Nature

February 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Water Safety In Nature

While many of us enjoy outdoor activities in the winter, it’s important to know about the natural hazards we could encounter. Activities like ice fishing, pond hockey and hiking along stream side trails can be perfectly safe while everything is good and frozen, but even the slightest rise in temperature could change this dramatically. In…

Ganaraska Brings Back March Break Camp

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 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 of…