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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.

GRCA'S FAMILY CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & SNOWSHOE DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 1ST.
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Heading to the Ganaraska Forest? Please keep up to date on trail closures when planning your visit.

January 16, 2020: The Ganaraska Forest cross-country ski trails are closed due to icy conditions.

Latest News

Holiday Gift Giving with the GRCA

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…

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Summer Employment at GRCA – Maintaining our Watershed

My name is Mitchell Dwyer and I am a Fleming College student who has just completed my summer internship at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) as an Assistant Water Resource Technician. My internship at the GRCA provided me with a vast amount of knowledge, skill and self-confidence as I worked with many different people…

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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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