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Consider Getting Involved with the GRCA

The long days of winter will soon be behind us. While we anticipate those warm and sunny days, let’s not forget about local events and activities you can take part in now.

Give your child the gift of nature with a week at Nature Nuts March Break Camp! The camp is designed, planned and delivered by Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) Teachers, who are OCT-qualified (Ontario College of Teachers). Each day has a dedicated theme where campers will be immersed in a variety of hands-on activities, active outdoor games, group challenges, crazy crafts and good natured fun! Nature Nuts March Break Camp takes place at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA), 2216 County Road 28 in Port Hope from 8:45am – 4:00pm (extended care available) for $170.00 per camper for the week. Call the GRCA to learn more or to register.

The GRCA’s Maple Syrup Day is set to take place on Saturday March 23rd. Bring the whole family out to the Ganaraska Forest Centre from 10am – 1pm to learn about the sweet tradition of syrup production. There will be tours through Maple Valley, demonstrations in the Sugar Shack, stories around the outdoor fire, and games for everyone! Let the kids create crafts and have their faces painted, while you enjoy live music and a pancake feast in front of the fireplace in the Great Hall. Tickets for this event can be purchased from the gatehouse upon entry to the GFC grounds.

On April 13th, from 5:30 – 10:30pm, the annually sold out OFAH/GFC Conservation Dinner will be happening at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre. The 30th annual fundraiser includes a delicious buffet dinner, exciting live auctions, raffles, door prizes and silent auctions all in support of the Ganaraska Forest Centre outdoor education program. Tickets for this event are available in advance only. Call the GRCA for more information, to purchase tickets, to support via donation or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Mark your calendars for Under the Stars on April 26th at the GFC. Join the Peterborough Astronomical Association (PAA) in an exploration of the night sky. Start the evening off with equipment demos and displays, and then enjoy an Astronomy 101 presentation before heading outdoors to try your hand at searching the dark sky with members of the PAA. Call the GRCA today to register for this event.

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority continues to enhance and conserve across the Ganaraska Region Watershed by serving, educating, informing and engaging. To learn more about your local conservation authority, visit www.grca.on.ca and www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca, or call 905.885.8173.