Ganaraska Conservation News

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…

Skip Winter – Think Spring and Tree Planting

January 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Skip Winter – Think Spring and Tree Planting

With over 40,000 tree and shrub seedlings being planted annually throughout local watersheds through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) tree planting program, the GRCA is encouraging landowners to think about tree planting for 2019 this winter. Trees add to the watersheds ecosystem by increasing connectivity and providing for wildlife habitat, but also increase the…

GRCA Releases 2019 Outdoor Adventure Events Calendar

January 2, 2019 | Comments Off on GRCA Releases 2019 Outdoor Adventure Events Calendar

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority invites you to get outside and join them at one (or more!) of the 2019 public events being offered across the Ganaraska watershed. First to take place is the ever popular Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day on January 26th at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Don’t miss out on this fun morning…

Healthy Water, Healthy People – Our Relationship to Water

December 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Healthy Water, Healthy People – Our Relationship to Water

The Ganaraska Conservation Authority (GRCA) has carried out a local watershed monitoring report to help protect the water, land, and future of the area under its jurisdiction. The report reflects contemporary watershed conditions and future anticipated changes related to climate change and population growth. The results are shared with partner municipalities and other external agencies…

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas From The GRCA

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Holiday Gift Giving Ideas From The GRCA

December is here! Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us, and everyone will be bustling about in search of that special gift for their loved one. To help prepare for the busy holiday season, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has some unique gift giving ideas to share. Does your special someone like…

GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

November 26, 2018 | Comments Off on GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that rainfall in the amount of 30mm is forecast for today with temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing. With snowmelt over the weekend, watersheds are wet and local rivers and creeks are currently flowing slightly above normal. A small amount of snow is still present…

Sharpen Up Your Skills

November 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Sharpen Up Your Skills

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is now available to rent through the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Tips before your visit: Plan to arrive and finish your ski or snowshoe trek before 2:00 p.m. – All rentals must be returned to the gatehouse or GFC by 2:00 p.m. or subject to…

GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

November 5, 2018 | Comments Off on GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

From Northumberland News: October 26, 2018 NORTHUMBERLAND — The county is trudging forward with work to tackle the emerald ash borer, it was recently announced. On Oct. 25, Northumberland County released a statement outlining plans to host a public information session which will zero in on work starting this fall to remove ash trees from county roads.…