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

GRCA Elects New Full Authority Board Chair and Vice Chair

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) held their 71st Annual General Meeting in Port Hope on Thursday, February 15th. Wendy Partner, Councillor Ward 4 for The Municipality of Clarington was elected as Chair of the Conservation Authority. As well, Jeff Lees Chair of Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee with The Municipality of Port Hope was…

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Be Flood Prepared

Last year was a record-breaking year of water for Ontario; which was the complete opposite of drought-ridden 2016. So much rain fell that Lake Ontario swelled to record high water levels by the end of May. Flooding and erosion along the shoreline of Lake Ontario became a top news story; damages occurred to public properties;…

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GRCA’s Tree Planting Program Deadline Extended

With over 40,000 tree and shrub seedlings being planted throughout local watersheds in the 2017 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) tree planting season, the GRCA is encouraging landowners to think about tree planting for 2018. Trees add to the watersheds ecosystems by increasing connectivity and providing for wildlife habitat, but also increase the beauty and…

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Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals Now Available Through the Ganaraska Forest Centre!

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 Rain Barrel Fundraiser Order by May 17th 2019



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