WELCOME TO THE RRCA
Water Safety Statement Issued March 31, 2015.
Cooper Marsh Conservators - March 2015 Newsletter
Landowner Luncheon - March 26, 2015
Canoe Race is April 19, 2015 - Register Now!
Source Water Protection - Plan Approved by Ministry
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has approved the locally developed Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Plan. Required under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, the Plan sets out policies to keep contaminants out of surface water and underground sources that supply municipal drinking water systems in the area. The Clean Water Act is one of the province’s responses to the Walkerton tragedy, and is part of Ontario’s strategy to safeguard drinking water from source to tap. See www.yourdrinkingwater.ca for more information. Click here for the Ministry’s News Release.
Charlottenburgh Park Camping
Applications are being accepted for seasonal camping. For information and reservations, contact the Raisin Region Conservation Authority- 613-938-3611 - Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. You can download a registration form and updated map under Parks & Recreation.
We are still 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.
LOCH GARRY LAKE ASSOCIATION
Do you live near Loch Garry? A lake association exists that looks 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.
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