Ganaraska Conservation News

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed. See homepage for complete list of updates.

GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

October 18, 2021 | Comments Off on GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

October 10, 2021 – Please see attached maps with updated logging operations in the Ganaraska Forest. The pink areas represent the areas closed for logging operations. The blue lines represent forest roads that are open but in use by logging equipment. Stay safe!

GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

October 4, 2021 | Comments Off on GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

October 4, 2021 – All trails will be closed in the areas in red on the map below. The arrows show truck travel routes. Please use caution when on these roads. Thank you for your cooperation.

GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

September 27, 2021 | Comments Off on GANARASKA FOREST HARVESTING UPDATE

Please be advised that logging has been completed in the East Forest and trails have are open for use once again (blue area). Please exercise caution around Gilmour Rd and Beatty Ln (green circle) until the area has been cleaned up. Logging continues in the Central Forest (orange areas). All trails in these areas are…

UPDATED TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO HARVESTING – SEPT 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 | Comments Off on UPDATED TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO HARVESTING – SEPT 20, 2021

Please be advised, the following trails will be closed in the Ganaraska Forest due to harvesting: CF27, CF28, CF29, CF17, CF18, CF19, EF18-22 Please use caution when around these areas. Thank you for your understanding!

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 25, 2021, FOREST TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO HARVESTING

August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on EFFECTIVE AUGUST 25, 2021, FOREST TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO HARVESTING

Please be advised that due to harvesting, all trails in the red areas on the attached maps will be closed for recreational use effective immediately. Forest roads in the vicinity will remain open however users should exercise caution when approaching these areas. Please check our social media and website for updates on reopening. Thank you…

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Launches “Community Stories: Sharing our Watershed History”

August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Launches “Community Stories: Sharing our Watershed History”

For Immediate Release, August 11, 2021, Ganaraska Conservation Authority – Did you know that the Ganaraska Conservation Authority is one of the oldest in Ontario, established in 1946? Do you recall when the Ganaraska Forest was being planted in the late 1940s? Did you experience past floods and Hurricane Hazel in 1954? Maybe you have memories from a past school trip? The GRCA wants to hear your stories!  To celebrate…

LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION – ENDED

July 27, 2021 | Comments Off on LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION – ENDED

The GRCA monitoring network has recorded above average rainfall over the past 30 days, and the watersheds in the Ganaraska Region have recovered to normal conditions as a result. A lack of rainfall in May and early June led to the declaration of a Level 1 Low Water Condition on June 6th, however since the…

GRCA ISSUES LEVEL 1 LOW WATER ADVISORY

June 16, 2021 | Comments Off on GRCA ISSUES LEVEL 1 LOW WATER ADVISORY

Ganaraska Watershed – After an extremely dry month of May, the watersheds of the Ganaraska Region have entered a Level 1 low water condition.  As a result, the Ganaraska region Conservation Authority is asking residents and business’ to voluntarily reduce their water use. A lack of rainfall over the past three months has caused below…

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Reminds Residents To Take Caution Around Waterways This Spring

March 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Reminds Residents To Take Caution Around Waterways This Spring

Spring will be here before we know it, enticing people to spend more time outdoors. The warmer temperatures also bring rain and melting snow and ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes…

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Virtually Celebrates 74 Years in Service at Annual General Meeting

February 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Virtually Celebrates 74 Years in Service at Annual General Meeting

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) held their 74th Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, February 18th. Jeff Lees with the Municipality of Port Hope was re-elected as Chair of your local Conservation Authority; while Mark Lovshin with Hamilton Township will remain the Vice Chair. The election was officiated by Mr. Glenn Tozer of…