As one of 36 Conservation Authorities established in the Province of Ontario under the Conservation Authorities Act we have made it our mission, in partnership with the stakeholders of the watershed, to promote and undertake sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to provide responsible leadership to enhance biodiversity and environmental awareness.
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority employs a team of experts who are passionate about protecting, managing and conserving our natural resources and habitats and sharing their appreciation and understanding of the environment with others.
Our vision is a healthy watershed environment in balance with the needs of society.
Our mission, in partnership with the stakeholders of the watershed, is to promote and undertake sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to provide responsible leadership to enhance biodiversity and environmental awareness.
Conservation Authority areas of jurisdiction are defined by watershed boundaries.
A watershed is the area of land where all surface water that falls on the landscape drains to a common river or waterbody. The surface water flow and topography (or elevations of the landscape) help define these boundaries.
The five main watersheds that define Grey Sauble's jurisdiction are those of the Beaver, Bighead, Pottawatomi, Sauble and Sydenham Rivers.
Grey Sauble has 8 member municipalities that fall within our watershed jurisdiction: Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, Town of the Blue Mountains, Township of Chatsworth, Township of Georgian Bluffs, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Municipality of Meaford, City of Owen Sound and Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
Each of these municipalities has appointed one or more members to the Board of Directors. For more information on our Board of Directors, to see meeting schedules and documents go to our Governance page.
Watershed Area - 3,191 square kilometres landward (4,174 km with 5 km extent into water)
Owned & Managed Lands - Approximately 11,735 Hectares (29,000 Acres)
Length of Shoreline in Jurisdiction - 185 kilometres
Watershed Population - 68,395
Length of Trails on GSCA Lands - 172 kilometres
Trees Planted Since 2005 - 2,647,449
CALL TO ACTION
Donate to Foundation Initiatives
Enter any amount and contribute to one or more foundation projects.