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GSCA Request for Proposal – Salary Review

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) requires the services of a consultant to undertake a staff salary review.  The role of GSCA and the activities that it is involved in can be seen on its website at www.greysauble.on.ca.

Download this RFP as a PDF here.

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:

We are Hiring!

Conservation Area Customer Service Representatives/Maintenance & Conservation Areas Parks Maintenance

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 (March 16, 2020 – October 2020)

Inglis Falls Road will be closed for reconstruction from Monday March 16, 2020 to October 2020. During this time Inglis Falls Conservation Area will be open and accessible via Grey Road 18. The Grey Sauble Admin Building will be open and accessible via Grey Road 5 / 2nd Ave SE.

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)

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

Message Number: 2021-02

Issued on: September 22, 2021 (10:30am)

Issued by: John Bittorf, Water Resources Coordinator

To:  Watershed Municipalities and Watershed Media

Message:

Environment Canada’s rainfall warning is expected to be in effect through to Thursday morning with anticipated rainfall amounts ranging from 50 to 75 mm with a few areas possibly reaching 100 mm.  So far, our watersheds have received up to 50 mm but this is highly variable with some areas only receiving 10-15 mm.  Our watersheds have done an excellent job absorbing most of this rainfall, but they are now saturated, and runoff is anticipated from the added moisture. Stream and river flows are expected to rise throughout the day but are not expected to cause unusual flooding. Flooding may occur in low lying areas that typically flood seasonally.

Earth Film Festival Update

Due to Covid restrictions, the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation is rescheduling the 5th Annual Earth Film Festival, which was to be held on October 8, 2021 at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. The new date for the festival is Thursday May 16, 2022 and will follow many Earth Week activities to be held in April.

The film presented at the festival will be the Canadian production, “Flight of the Butterflies”. An interactive butterfly presentation by Audrey Armstrong and photographer, Willy Waterton, will also be featured at each presentation. Audrey Armstrong is a knowledgably researcher who has devoted many years to studying the migration and habitats of monarchs and has tagged hundreds of butterflies. Her presentation titled “Bruce Grey Monarchs” will be featured followed by the film.

Students from Grades 6 to 8 will be invited to attend two daytime presentations. Each classroom teacher will receive research material and a butterfly kit to teach students about gardens and native plants that attract monarch butterflies.

The evening presentation, which is open to the public, will include draw prizes, a silent auction, and conservation displays during a social hour held in the Roxy Lobby. Representatives from SK films will be in attendance for the evening presentation to share the filming skills and techniques used in “Flight of the Butterflies”.

All funds raised from the evening presentation will benefit local conservation projects and student education grants supported by the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

For Consulting Services for Grey Sauble Conservation Administrative Centre Renovation

Closing Date: October 11, 2021 (4:00pm EST)

Property Closure: Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73)

Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartments 71 and 73) will be closed starting 11 August
2021 and anticipated to be reopened 31 December 2021 due to a scheduled hardwood stand
improvement operation.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Hibou Conservation Area is OPEN. Grey Road 15 is closed between Owen Sound and Hibou Conservation Area which is currently accessible from the North via Leith.

Property Closures:

  • Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
  • Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73); Keppel Forest Management Area (Compartment 78); and Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area are closed for a scheduled forestry operations.
  • Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 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

Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, 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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