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.

Latest News

Port Hope Kinsmen Continue To Support the GRCA with the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale

Scheduling around the 2017 Victoria Day long weekend and the “best time to plant” rule of thumb, the Kinsmen Club of Port Hope held the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale in support of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) on a beautiful spring day during the last weekend in May. 234 native plants will now…

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Union Gas Continues to Support Local Stewardship and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Union Gas has generously donated funds to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) over the last five years for various stewardship projects. Local Union Gas employees have assisted with these projects which have included tree planting, the development of a native flower garden, the installation and extension of accessible pathways at the GRCA head office…

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