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My Summer Experience with Your Local Conservation Authority

October 18, 2019 | Comments Off on My Summer Experience with Your Local Conservation Authority

My name is Evan Barton, and I have had the pleasure of working for Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) for the 2019 summer season. I worked as the Watershed Monitoring Technician, working alongside Lindsay Champagne, Watershed Biologist and Mike Smith, Water Resources Technician. This job with GRCA has had a wide variety of tasks and…

Be Active, Be Healthy

September 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Be Active, Be Healthy

September brings along warm, breezy days and cool, clear nights; perfect weather for getting outdoors, being active, and going to one of the many green spaces within our community. The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority encourages you to visit one of 9 local conservation areas or the Ganaraska Forest, and to get out and get active…

Row crops. Are they affecting Lake Ontario watershed health?

August 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Row crops. Are they affecting Lake Ontario watershed health?

Trent University’s Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program and School of the Environment completed a study, supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, to quantify changes in landuse/ landcover change within twelve Lake Ontario tributaries between 1971 and 2010, and to determine whether these changes co-occurred with changes in…

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…

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…