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
Please note that all trails are closed in blocks 114 & 137 for logging. Be cautious and safe when using the forest, and stay clear of all harvesting machinery.
A reminder that motorized use (with the exception of snowmobiling) closes for the season as of November 30th.
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