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

Give the Gift of Nature to Your Child This Summer

With summer in full swing, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) invites local parents to give the gift of nature and outdoor education to their children. Would your child know what to do if he/she were lost in a forest? Would they know how to identify poison ivy? Is your child curious about the natural…

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Protecting Our Resources

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding residents to take care of storm drains and road ditches, and to protect water sources in their community. Unlike the water that goes down your sink to sanitary sewers, water that flows into storm drains is not always treated for pollutants. Similarly, water that flows down ditches…

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BioBlitz With Us on June 24th!

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is excited about the upcoming 2nd Annual Northumberland BioBlitz being conducted in the Ganaraska Forest! The BioBlitz, in association with the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative and supported by the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network, takes place next weekend. There are selected sites in the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest…

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Your Children and the Great Outdoors

Would your child know what to do if he/she were lost in a forest?  Would they know how to identify poison ivy? Is your child curious about the natural world? Do they know where turtles go in the winter? All of these questions and many more will be answered when your child attends the Ganaraska…

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