Keeping employees and visitors safe is paramount to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA).

In light of recent COVID-19 recommendations, the GRCA has closed all buildings, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre, to the public until further notice. The Conservation Authority is being optimistic that the current situation will be resolved shortly; however are taking the precautions to keep everyone safe.

GRCA's essential services are operating as normal. Staff can be reached directly via email or by calling 905.885.8173.
Conservation areas are closed (no winter maintenance) from mid-October through to May. The Ganaraska Forest will remain open. Please note that the forest is accessible for only hiking until the end of April. Get outside today!
The GRCA is committed to keeping communications open to watershed residents. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 
Spring is in the air...
With the winter season coming to an end, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority prepares for a busy spring.
Mark Your Calendars!

May 1: Ganaraska Forest re-opens to all recreational uses
May 22: Under the Stars
Summer will be here before we know it! GRCA's Nature Nuts Summer Camp is THE place to be. Consider giving your child the gift of nature, play and adventure with a week of camp.

July 6 - 10: Leader in Training
July 13 - 17: Survival Week, Part 1
July 20 - 24: Crafty by Nature
July 27 - 31: Mad Scientist
August 10 - 14: Survival Week, Part 2
August 17 - 21: The Amazing Race
August 24 - 28: Crime Scene Investigation
August 31 - September 1: Rockin' Reptiles & Amazing Amphibians
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is proud to support tree planting through the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign.

Landowners in the Ganaraska Region watershed could have a piece of the world’s largest living memorial while paying tribute to Canada’s veterans and fallen heroes. Eligible landowners can receive a subsidy that could cover between 80-90% of the planting costs. Trees provide a wide variety of benefits such as habitat for wildlife, sequestering carbon, and stabilizing soil.

How can you participate in this unique opportunity? The campaign is looking for properties within 30km of the Highway 401 that have 2.5 acres of open land for tree planting.