Welcome to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's overall goal is the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources on a watershed basis while providing for the public enjoyment of the lands it oversees.
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) was formed in October 1946 under the Conservation Authorities Act and is one of the oldest conservation authorities in Ontario.
The watersheds of the GRCA covers an area of 361 square miles from Wilmot Creek in Clarington to east of Cobourg from the south shore of Rice Lake down to Lake Ontario. This area includes seven municipalities in whole or in part: Township of Cavan-Monaghan, Town of Cobourg, Township of Alnwick-Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Municipality of Port Hope, City of Kawartha Lakes, Municipality of Clarington.
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More