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Some GSCA Properties to Reopen Saturday May 23, 2020

May 21, 2020
For Immediate Release

A phased reopening of some GSCA properties will begin this Saturday (May 23, 2020) after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regular onboarding of seasonal maintenance staff was prevented due to COVID-19 resulting in a significant shortage of resources, however other staff and volunteers are working to conduct trail inspections and undertaking necessary maintenance and repairs despite these limitations. GSCA appreciates everyone’s patience, as well as their comments and feedback during the closures, which highlight just how valuable GSCA trails are and how important access to nature is for community health and well-being.  GSCA would also like to thank all of the volunteers that worked with staff to make this possible.

Some of the properties, including waterfalls and beaches, will remain closed at this time. Be sure to visit www.greysauble.on.ca for a complete list of properties that remain closed before you plan your hike. GSCA would like to remind everyone that amenities like washrooms and garbage receptacles will not be available, so please plan your visit accordingly. It is advised that people explore close to home to limit non-essential travel; maintain physical distancing when on the trails; avoid touching surfaces; and take all garbage home, including dog waste. 

GSCA would like to thank everyone again for their patience during the property closures and welcome hikers back to once again enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at many of GSCA’s properties.

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For more information:

Tim Lanthier, GSCA Chief Administrative Officer
Email 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.         

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Property Closures:

    • – Trout Hollow is closed due to sections of the trails being washed out. 
    • – Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
    • – Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73).

 

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

The GSCA office is open again to the public. The lobby will be open between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Monday-Friday) for individuals to drop off items, pick up any necessary materials, and to pay for services. COVID-19 self-screening will be required prior to entering the building and masks are mandatory. Meetings with staff will be by appointment only starting on October 18, 2021.

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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