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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)

Owen Sound Family Teams up with GSCA to Offset their Carbon Footprint!

June 2nd, 2021

For Immediate Release
Owen Sound Family Teams up with GSCA to Offset their Carbon Footprint!
Conversations with his youngest son inspired Jeff Graham to consider ways to reduce his family’s impact on
climate change. “As an engineer, I wanted to know the basic data such as what our average carbon emissions
are. And what we could do to reduce our carbon footprint” said Jeff Graham. After some research, the carbon
absorption capacity of trees seemed like an accessible and cost-effective place to start!
His initial research also indicated that wealthy countries, like Canada, have much higher carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions, per person, than people living in developing countries. According to Graham, “It struck me that
Canadians have a moral duty to take responsibility for their emissions, and if affordable, help pay to reduce or
offset their carbon emissions”.

Given that each Canadian produces about 20 metric tons of CO2 per year and a young growing tree absorbs
around 20 kilograms of CO2 per year; Graham calculated that 6,000 trees would need to be planted to help
offset the carbon footprint of a family of six. The Graham’s did not let the space limitations of their urban lot in
Owen Sound stop them and, instead, they contacted Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) with their
plan and to help make the tree planting project a reality.
The Graham’s financial donation will now fund the planting of over 6,000 trees on two GSCA properties this
spring – Isaac Lake in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and Griersville in the Municipality of Meaford. Both
projects will be completed by GSCA staff with some assistance from the Graham family. The native tree
species planted will remove CO2, improve soil retention across the watershed and, in combination with ongoing
tree planting by GSCA, help increase resilience to the impacts of flooding, drought and severe weather events.
This tree planting project will also help restore and increase forest cover, create more wildlife habitat, and
improve water quality.
“This is a fantastic act by the Graham family! By working together, we can all help mitigate the impacts of
climate change and planting trees is great way to start” said Michael Fry, Forestry Coordinator at GSCA.
The trees were selected based on growing needs such as soil type and moisture requirements and it is
intended that they will grow for at least the next 80 years. The benefits of this generous donation from the
Graham family will be felt for many generations to come!
To find out more about tree planting efforts at Grey Sauble Conservation visit:
https://www.greysauble.on.ca/forestry-services/.
If you are interested in offsetting your carbon footprint through tree planting, contact:
forestry@greysauble.on.ca.
For more information about this project: Graham Family Tree Planting and Carbon Sequestering Project

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For more information:
Mike Fry, Forestry Coordinator
Email: m.fry@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.

Open PDF here: https://www.greysauble.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MEDIA_RELEASE_GRAHAM_PLANT_JUNE2_2021.pdf

We are Hiring – Forestry and Trails Technician (Full-Time, Contract – Parental Leave)

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority is seeking to fill the position of Forestry and Trails Technician.

2021 Summer Day Camp Announcement

Unfortunately, GSCA will not be offering summer day camp in 2021 due to COVID-19 related obstacles. 

GSCA remains committed to providing quality, safe day camp programming and we look forward to offering this in the future!

We are grateful for the support of our day camp community and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time.

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Promote your local business in our 2021 Explore Guide and support important conservation work at the same time!

For more information, rates, and booking deadlines, see our Media Kit.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Property Closures: Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Compartment 109 (forestry operation). 

Most Properties and Trails Are Open! 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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