Province Misses Chance to Respond to Ontarians’ Concerns About the Environment

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Province Misses Chance to Respond to Ontarians’ Concerns About the Environment

NEWMARKET  December 8, 2020 – The Province just missed a chance to show they are listening to Ontarians who care about their environment. Ontario’s Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) was passed today with Schedule 6 intact, and in fact, bolstered with the addition of Minister Zoning Orders’ which could force a conservation authority to issue…

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Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Highlights Work and Accomplishments in Vision 2020 – A Review that Illuminates the Future

December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Highlights Work and Accomplishments in Vision 2020 – A Review that Illuminates the Future

In 2015, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) published its Strategic Plan – Vision 2020. The Plan documents its strategic organizational commitments and builds on its legacy of conservation and watershed managers, while charting a path forward over five years (2015-2020) and beyond. The Strategic Plan was created over two years and involved a comprehensive consultation…

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Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act Will Affect You and Your Environment

November 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act Will Affect You and Your Environment

The environment needs your help. And the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is asking for your support.  On November 5th 2020, the Ontario government tabled Bill 229 Protect, Support, and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), which includes Schedule 6 that proposes major changes to the Conservation Authorities Act that we all, including you, need to be concerned about. The GRCA…

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Our Conservation Authorities Need Your Help

November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Our Conservation Authorities Need Your Help

On November 5th 2020, the Ontario government tabled Bill 229 Protect, Support, and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), which includes Schedule 6 that proposes major changes to the Conservation Authorities Act that we all, including you, need to be concerned about. We are hoping to have your support by voicing your opinion and expressing your concerns to the Province and to your…

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Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Extending Ganaraska Forest Centre Pop-Up Weddings Through to May 2021

November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Extending Ganaraska Forest Centre Pop-Up Weddings Through to May 2021

We have all felt the affects of the pandemic; but can you imagine being a bride and groom losing the opportunity to spend one of the most important days of their lives with their family and friends? The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is pleased to be able to offer those couples a chance to still…

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GRCA Heads Into Third 4-Week Session of Nature Nuts School, Now Offered to Grade 8 Students

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on GRCA Heads Into Third 4-Week Session of Nature Nuts School, Now Offered to Grade 8 Students

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is heading into the next 4-week block of Nature Nuts School; a program which supports the Board of Education online learning requirements. GRCA is pleased to offer a safe and supervised space, with tutoring support to successfully fulfill student’s online learning programs. Students will complete the mandated 5 hours…

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Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The How and Why

October 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Timber Harvesting in the Ganaraska Forest – The How and Why

If you have ever walked or rode the trails in the Ganaraska Forest, you may have come across some trees marked for harvest with orange paint slashes. Better yet, you may have even come across the wonderful Christmas-like smell of a recently cut Pine plantation. The annual timber harvest is an important component of the…

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Your Children and the Great Outdoors

July 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 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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GRCA to Open Conservation Areas and Ganaraska Forest in Phases

May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on GRCA to Open Conservation Areas and Ganaraska Forest in Phases

Last week the Province announced the opening of provincial parks and conservation reserves; causing some confusion amongst the public between reserves and conservation areas. Conservation reserves fall under provincial-mandate, while conservation areas full under conservation authorities. Prior to the announcement, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) began working on a plan to ensure a safe…

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GRCA Forced to Cutback, Affecting over 50% of Its Staff

May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on GRCA Forced to Cutback, Affecting over 50% of Its Staff

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has had to temporarily layoff some of its full and part-time staff, as well as reduce hours of those full-time staff still providing essential services. These cuts, affecting over 50% of GRCA staff, have been in place since Monday, April 27th. The GRCA operates…

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