The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.

 

  • All visitors must obtain a day pass or membership to use the forest. Note that day passes can be purchased online and printed at home, or through the self-serve kiosk at the Ganaraska Forest Centre gatehouse.
  • Remember to practice social-distancing on the trails and in parking lots. A reminder that camping is not permitted on any GRCA properties.
  • All GRCA buildings remain closed to the public, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Staff continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please see staff directory for a complete list of contact information.

Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.

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.

Latest News

A Look at What’s Happening Around the Ganaraska Watershed This Summer

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority issues quarterly e-news, updating subscribers on current affairs and ongoing around the GRCA. Check out the summer issue, and consider subscribing today!

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GRCA Announces Ganaraska Forest Partnerships

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is pleased to announce two new partnerships with local Ganaraska Forest user groups. The Ganaraska Forest Horse Club (GFHC) and the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) will be maintaining two areas in the passive-use only central section of the Ganaraska Forest under a one-year trial agreement. In 2018, the Ganaraska…

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Port Hope Kinsmen’s Native Plant Sale Supports GRCA Programs & Services

On a rainy Saturday in late-May, the Kinsmen Club of Port Hope held a native plant sale in support of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA). Urban and rural residents stopped by the GRCA picnic shelter on County Road 28 in Port Hope to purchase a variety of flowers, trees and shrubs that are native…

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Turtle Time

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) would like to remind the public that June is peak turtle nesting season. Please watch for turtles crossing roads, especially in the community of Bewdley. Over the years, concerns about annual losses of snapping turtles resulting from vehicular traffic have brought on the need to notify watershed residents of…

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