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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)

Fall is the Time to Plan your Spring Tree Planting Project!

Fall is the Time to Plan your Spring Tree Planting Project!

The fall season showcases Grey and Bruce County’s amazing forests like no other time of year, making this area such a special and unique place to live! With many people looking up and admiring the changing leaves, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority’s (GSCA) Forestry staff are reminding everyone that now is a great time to think about spring tree planting.

Residents of Grey and Bruce within GSCA’s watershed are being encouraged to call or email the office to book a free site visit today and take advantage of substantial cost savings for spring tree planting. Native species of trees are planted and sold at a reduced rate through programs administered by GSCA, such as the 50 Million Tree Program and One Tree Planted for landowners with at least 1 acre of open land. “We have been able to secure grants and funds to drastically reduce the overall cost to landowners. Depending on the project, landowners may only need to pay 10% of the total project cost. Our staff will work with landowners to develop a customized tree planting plan for their property” says Forestry Coordinator for GSCA, Mike Fry.

GSCA has set a goal of planting 90,000 trees in 2021 and are over halfway there with 50,000 trees scheduled to be planted next spring, but they need your help! GSCA has planted over 2.5 million trees locally in the past 15 years. This would not have been possible without the support of landowners who want to access the countless benefits that planting trees can provide, such as making use of marginal or less productive land; reducing heating and cooling costs; and leaving a legacy for future generations.

When you plant trees, it also helps increase resilience to the impacts of flooding, drought and severe weather events and improves soil retention. “Planting trees is a positive activity that benefits everyone in society. There are numerous benefits from improved air and water quality to creating valuable habitat for many different wildlife species” says Fry. Tree planting along streams or to fill in forest clearings is especially beneficial!

For those who want fewer trees to plant themselves, GSCA also sells seedlings and larger stock through order forms that will be available in January 2021, which makes it easy to purchase high-quality trees in bulk. There will be a variety of species available with prices starting at only $0.75 per tree.

If you’re looking to make a positive impact on your property and beyond, consider planting trees and make an investment that keeps on growing!

For more information:

Mike Fry, Forestry Coordinator
m.fry@greysauble.on.ca
519-376-3076 ext. 280

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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.

Request for Forest Management Tenders

Skinner Marsh – McNab Lake Management Area (Compartment 110 & 112) – Sawlog Harvest Tender – GSC-20-01

Massie Hills Management Area (Compartment 108) – Pine Second Thinning Tender – GSC-20-02

Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73) – Sawlog Harvest Tender – GSC-20-03

INTERMITTENT CLOSURE: Inglis Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot

Access to the Inglis Falls Conservation Area parking lot will be intermittently closed this week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2020 due to road construction. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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:

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