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Get Outside with GSCA! – 2020 Photo Contest

Have you visited a GSCA property in the last couple years and took some great photos? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for photos for our 2020 photo contest in the following categories:

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Cancels its March Board of Directors Meeting

March 23, 2020                                                                                                                                  

For Immediate Release

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Cancels its March Board of Directors Meeting

Owen Sound, ON (March 23, 2020) – Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority has cancelled its Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for Wednesday March 25, 2020. Updates will be announced as they become available.

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For more information:

Tim Lanthier, Chief Administrative Officer, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
E-mail: t.lanthier@greysauble.on.ca

Background:

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.    

Inglis Falls Road Closure Notice (Beginning Feb. 10, 2020)

During this time Inglis Falls Conservation Area will be open and accessible via Grey Road 18 to Inglis Falls Road. The Grey Sauble Admin Building will be open and accessible via Grey Road 5 / 2nd Ave SE to Inglis Falls Road.

Provincial Funding & CA Act Changes

Following a 50% cut to funding for Flood Forecasting & Warning, the Provincial Government has cut other conservation initiatives and proposed changes to the CA Act.

Trout Hollow Trail Closed

The Trout Hollow Trail in Meaford in Closed due to Washout – effective immediately (March 22, 2019)

Spirit Rock/McNeil Estate Conservation Area Management Plan

We are in the process of developing a Management Plan for Spirit Rock/McNeil Estate Conservation Area. This Plan will guide the management of the property over the next 10 to 20 years. The purpose of this process is to better understand the issues, challenges, and potentials for the site. The Plan will assist with the protection, conservation, and management of the property, and, in consultation with the community, it will promote watershed health, public enjoyment, and future sustainability. To learn more about the Management Plan process and to submit your input……

Property Closure: Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area Compartments 110 & 112

Skinner’s Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area (Compartments 110 and 112) will be closed starting
14 January 2022 and anticipated to be reopened 31 March 2022 due to a scheduled hardwood stand
improvement operation.

GSCA Transition Plan

The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Transition Plans has been approved by the Board of Directors.

Conservation Authority Act Amendments – Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Programs and Services and Functional Workplan

Happy Holidays!

The GSCA office will be closed from December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In light of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the GSCA’s Administrative Office will be closed to the public starting December 24th, 2021 until further notice. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please continue to monitor our website for up-to-date information.

Staff will return to work remotely on January 4th, 2022. Please utilize email as the most reliable way to reach our staff. A full staff directory is available on our website.

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Property Closures:

    • – Eugenia Falls is now closed for the fall/winter season 
    • – Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
    • – Kolapore Uplands Management Area – Compartment 97 (Grey Road 2, south of Ravenna)
    • – Holland Centre Management Area – Compartment 62 (Highway 10, just north of Holland Centre

Please read Visiting Conservation Areas for important info.

***PLANNING AND PERMITS SERVICE INTERRUPTION ADVISORY***
Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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