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

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas From The GRCA

December is here! Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us, and everyone will be bustling about in search of that special gift for their loved one. To help prepare for the busy holiday season, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has some unique gift giving ideas to share. Does your special someone like…

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GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that rainfall in the amount of 30mm is forecast for today with temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing. With snowmelt over the weekend, watersheds are wet and local rivers and creeks are currently flowing slightly above normal. A small amount of snow is still present…

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Sharpen Up Your Skills

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is now available to rent through the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Tips before your visit: Plan to arrive and finish your ski or snowshoe trek before 2:00 p.m. – All rentals must be returned to the gatehouse or GFC by 2:00 p.m. or subject to…

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GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

From Northumberland News: October 26, 2018 NORTHUMBERLAND — The county is trudging forward with work to tackle the emerald ash borer, it was recently announced. On Oct. 25, Northumberland County released a statement outlining plans to host a public information session which will zero in on work starting this fall to remove ash trees from county roads.…

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