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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
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.
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.
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.
The Trout Hollow Trail in Meaford in Closed due to Washout – effective immediately (March 22, 2019)
Hepworth Management Area (Compartment 111) will be closed for a scheduled plantation (pine) thinning operation starting on August 1, 2022 until further notice.
All trails on this property will be closed to ensure the public’s safety.
Massie Hills Management Area (Compartment 107 & 108) will be closed starting on September 6, 2022 due to a scheduled pine thinning operation and is anticipated to be reopened by November 1, 2022.
August 19, 2022
For Immediate Release
Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation Awards 2022 Scholarship
The Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation awards an annual $2000 scholarship to a graduating secondary school student entering a post-secondary program in an environmental or resource management related field. The scholarship is named in honour of Malcolm Kirk, who passed away in 2012. Mr. Kirk was instrumental in acquiring a substantial portion of the lands that Grey Sauble Conservation Authority owns and manages today.
This year, the recipient of the Malcolm Kirk Environmental Scholarship is Darryl Blair, a student from St. Mary’s Highschool in Owen Sound who will be pursuing post-secondary education in Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph.
We will be conducting a forest harvest operation at Hepworth Management Area (Sawmill Nordic Centre), which is scheduled to begin in early August and will be completed by ski season. Due to safety concerns, this property will be closed to the public starting on August 1, 2022.
Forest plantations, like those at Hepworth Management Area, are established and managed on GSCA lands to achieve a variety of goals, such as to increase forest cover, create wildlife habitat, protect soil and water resources, and produce wood products that we use every day.
For more information about the benefits of plantation management, visit: www.greysauble.on.ca/plantation-management