Ganaraska Conservation News

GRCA’s Tree Planting Program Deadline Extended

February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on GRCA’s Tree Planting Program Deadline Extended

With over 40,000 tree and shrub seedlings being planted throughout local watersheds in the 2017 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) tree planting season, the GRCA is encouraging landowners to think about tree planting for 2018. Trees add to the watersheds ecosystems by increasing connectivity and providing for wildlife habitat, but also increase the beauty and…

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals Now Available Through the Ganaraska Forest Centre!

February 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals Now Available Through the Ganaraska Forest Centre!

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…

The Ganaraska Forest Centre – 40 years of Outdoor Education

January 31, 2018 | Comments Off on The Ganaraska Forest Centre – 40 years of Outdoor Education

Research shows that children learn best when they participate in real-life, hands-on activities. The formal name for those experiences is Experiential Education and the Ganaraska Forest Centre is extremely proud to be entering its 40th year of engaging children in this type of learning. Experiential learning fosters student engagement by creating relevant experiences that spark…

March Break Madness with the GRCA

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on March Break Madness with the GRCA

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is proud to announce that the Conservation Authority will be running a March Break camp – Nature Nuts March Break Madness Camp! The camp is designed, planned and delivered by OCT-qualified teachers. Each day has a dedicated theme where campers will be immersed in a variety of hands-on activities,…

Lakefront Utilities Supports Young Environmentalists

December 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Lakefront Utilities Supports Young Environmentalists

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) has generously donated funds to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) over the years for various stewardship projects. 2017 marks another grateful year for the GRCA, with a donation of $3,730 from LUSI being put towards the GRCA’s Nature Nuts Summer Camp. “Supporting and participating in programs that benefit the…

Surprise Your Loved One with a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

December 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Surprise Your Loved One with a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

With over 40,000 tree and shrub seedlings being planted throughout local watersheds in the 2017 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) tree planting season, the GRCA is encouraging landowners to think about tree planting for 2018 this winter. Trees add to the watersheds ecosystems by increasing connectivity and providing for wildlife habitat, but also increase the…

Holiday Gift Giving with the GRCA

December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Holiday Gift Giving with the GRCA

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has some unique gift giving ideas to help you get prepared for the holiday season. Does your special someone love the great outdoors? The Ganaraska Forest is an outstanding outdoor recreation venue. Both day passes and annual memberships are available for the 11,000+ acre multi-use forest which offers hundreds…

Summer Employment at GRCA – Maintaining our Watershed

November 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Employment at GRCA – Maintaining our Watershed

My name is Mitchell Dwyer and I am a Fleming College student who has just completed my summer internship at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an Assistant Water Resource Technician. My internship at the GRCA provided me with a vast amount of knowledge, skill and self-confidence as I worked with many different people…

New Orono Park permeable walkway is a great example of low impact, environmentally friendly development

October 30, 2017 | Comments Off on New Orono Park permeable walkway is a great example of low impact, environmentally friendly development

A newly-installed permeable walkway in Orono Park, also known as Buttercup Hollow, showcases a progressive approach to minimize the impact of development on the environment, allowing for groundwater recharge. The walkway was built in partnership with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA), the Municipality of Clarington, Lafarge Canada, Van de Bor Paving and Enbridge Inc.…

Frank Cowan Company and Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Announce Partnership

October 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Frank Cowan Company and Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Announce Partnership

Frank Cowan Company, a leader in providing insurance, risk and claims management solutions for public entities and specialty organizations, is proud to announce a new, multi-year partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. The partnership will be formally celebrated on October 23, 2017, at Newcastle Public School, where local dignitaries, officials and the school community…