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.
NOTICE TO GANARASKA FOREST USERS
The Ganaraska Forest opened for all uses on May 1st. Spring arrived late this year and there has been multiple rain events in recent weeks. The trails are therefore quite wet and there may even be some ice left on the ground in shady areas. This means that trails are more prone to rutting and damage than they normally would be at this time of year. Please use trails in a manner that minimizes damage: avoid wet areas and reduce speed or if possible delay use of the forest until it has had a chance to dry up.
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
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…Read More