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

Upcoming Trail Closures
The Ganaraska Forest timber harvest season opens on August 1st 2019. Keep your eyes out for active cut blocks and closed trails. Remember to stay clear of areas where harvesting is occurring - be cautious, be safe!

Stay on the Trails!
Poison Ivy is very prevalent on the Ganaraska Forest recreation trails. A good rule of thumb is: Leaves of Three? Let them be. If you think you have been exposed to the toxic oils, there are showers in the washroom facilities located across from the gymnasium at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

Latest News

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.…

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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…

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Summer with the GRCA

For the summer of 2017 I was lucky enough to work for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an assistant to the Water Resource Technician. This opportunity offered valuable skills and experience that I can take with myself for the rest of my academic career. The position put me in many fun and interesting…

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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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