WELCOME TO THE RRCA
Snowshoe rentals now available
This winter, strap on your snowshoes and enjoy a walk through at one our Conservation Areas (Grays Creek, Cooper Marsh & Charlottenburgh Park). These beautiful conservation areas have trails perfect for snowshoeing. Call the RRCA to reserve and rent a pair of snowshoes today at 613-938-3611.
Gray's Creek Roadway
Please note the roadway going through the Gray's Creek Conservation Area is now closed for the winter season. To access the Administration building, marina and parking area, you must use the entrance off of County Road 2.
Gray's Creek - Some Trails will be Closed
Please note that effective November 1, 2013 until Spring of 2014. The following trails will be closed: Acorn Avenue and Wood Duck Way. These trails are on private property and there may be hunting occuring during that time. All other trails will remain open and are safe to explore.
Charlottenburg Park - Seasonal Camping 2014
We are now accepting reservation requests for 2014 season at Charlottenburgh Park.
Please complete the Reservation Request Form and return the first three pages no later than Friday, November 29, 2013 to the office of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority with a $200.00 deposit. Cheques must be post-dated January 1, 2014. The draw for the lottery will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013. A map showing lot availability is provided for your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 613-938-3611 ext. 221
Tree Seedling Program 2014
The Tree Seedling Program provides residents in the RRCA watershed the opportunity to purchase native tree and shrub seedlings grown from seeds collected from the local area.
The 2013/2014 order form is now available. More information here
We are now accepting online donations for the Cooper Marsh Boardwalk Restoration fund.
Get Involved! Volunteer for the 2014 Marsh Monitoring Program
Using the Marsh Monitoring Protocol for marsh birds and frogs, various routes within the Raisin Region watershed have been initiated to better understand the populations within the wetland areas.
Volunteers are invited to participate. For additional information, please contact: Lissa Deslandes at 613-938-3611 x 237.
Protecting water from source to tap balances conservation and action. Water Smart helps us to work together to be good stewards of our most precious natural resource - water. Find out how you can conserve water.
Planning, Regulations & Permits
Please note that the fee structure for planning and compliance/regulation activities have changed. These services including permit fee, applications under the Planning Act, various responses concerning legal services, public inquiries and technical advice/services, etc. Click here for more information.
LOCH GARRY LAKE ASSOCIATION
Do you live near Loch Garry? A new lake association has been formed to look into water quality concerns. Find out more information here.
GIVING MOTHER NATURE A HELPING HAND AT COOPER MARSH
Visit Charlottenburgh Park and observe nesting Ospreys up close! With generous support from the TD Friends of the Environment, a telescope has been placed on the viewing tower at Charlottenburgh Park that provides an excellent opportunity to view nesting Ospreys on the nest structure that was installed last winter. The RRCA has been monitoring the success of breeding Ospreys as part of the Remedial Action Plan for the area for the past five years. For more information, contact Chris Critoph or Brendan Jacobs at 613 938-3611.
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BUTTERNUT HEALTH ASSESSMENT
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has several certified Butternut Health Assessors on staff who are available to complete assessments on both private and public property. Two types of assessments are available through the RRCA; a Recovery Assessment or a full Butternut Health Assessment. For more information on butternuts and the assessment program, click here or contact the RRCA at 613-938-3611.
ABOUT THE RRCA
Conservation Authorities play a critical role in protecting the environment. Conservation Authorities were first established in the 1940's to manage devastating flooding, erosion and water supply problems that plagued the province due to a rapid growth.
Find out more about us here...
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