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Grey Sauble Conservation is one of 36 Conservation Authorities established in the Province of Ontario under the Conservation Authorities Act (R.S.O. 1990).
Grey Sauble Conservation is a community-based environmental agency which owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive lands in Grey and Bruce Counties.
Parking fees contribute to trail & grounds maintenance and protection, as well as tax payments for the 28,000 acres of natural areas that we own in Grey & Bruce Counties. They also go to ammenities such as washrooms, bridges, parking areas and pavilions.
GSCA owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of land throughout its 3,191 square kilometre (1,983 square mile) jurisdiction.
At the GSCA we believe that time spent in nature has countless benefits for children that will last a lifetime, which is why the program allows campers to be outside exploring the environment around us!
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October 31, 2023
For immediate release
Staff at Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) are shocked and perplexed after being informed by a resident that the new wayfinding signage at Clendenan Conservation Area in the Town of the Blue Mountains had been vandalized. Many of GSCA’s properties will be getting new wayfinding signage to help visitors safely navigate the trails. Clendenan Conservation Area was prioritized following an incident where a group of people became lost on this property and after several complaints of trespassing from neighbouring landowners. GSCA staff and Town of the Blue Mountains’ Mayor and staff met on site following these complaints and determined that trail signage would be a positive step forward.
The vandalism involved the destruction of six wayfinding signs and posts, which were ripped up from the ground, broken, and pieces thrown into the forest and river. Unfortunately, this is not the first act of vandalism at Clendenan Conservation Area. Yellow trail blazes have been painted over, signs reminding visitors to keep their dogs on a leash have been destroyed, and a trail counter that was installed to help estimate property usage has been consistently tampered with.
GSCA’s Manager of Conservation Lands stated that “GSCA staff are feeling very defeated with the news that these brand-new wayfinding signs were vandalised or outright stolen. Implementing a project like was truly a team effort, between design, printing, and installation. An event like this is a major blow to morale.”
GSCA would like to remind people that Authority-owned properties are privately owned, but visitors from both near and far are welcome to enjoy them respectfully. Property taxes and many of the capital improvements including signage is paid for using self-generated revenue from parking fees. Clendenan Conservation Area does not currently have any fees associated with use.
GSCA has reported the vandalism to the OPP and will be working with them to prevent unlawful activity on this property.
If you have any information about this crime that might help identify those involved or if you witness vandalism on any GSCA property, please contact the OPP.
For more information:
Manager of Conservation Lands
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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September 22, 2023
For Immediate Release
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 was Alexander Adair, a student from Owen Sound District Secondary School who is now pursuing a degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at the University of Guelph. Alexander has extensive volunteer and work experience that will support him during his post-secondary endeavors, including participating in numerous wildlife conservation programs, assisting a veterinary clinic in Owen Sound, and volunteering at many local organizations. His ambitions for the next four years include participating in field courses, networking with new people, and continuing to volunteer. In addition to his passion for wildlife conservation, he also has an interest in medicine and aspires to reach his “ultimate goal” of becoming a wildlife veterinarian.
Each year through an application process, students can apply for this valuable scholarship, which is awarded to a graduating student in the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority watershed who plans to enroll in a post-secondary environmental program. The deadline for applications for next year’s scholarship is May 31, 2024.
For more information:
Don Sankey, Chair
Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation