Raisin Region Conservaton Authority (RRCA). Tel: 613-938-3611
ProgramsParks & RecreationPlanning, Regulations & PermitsPublications & FormsContact UsSite Map

Make a Secure Online Payment
Home of the Raisin River Canoe Race
Forms and Fees
Order your trees today
Source Water Protection
St. Lawrence River Restoration Council
Click for Flood Status
Click for Low Water Status
Conservation Ontario
Municipal Partners


Canoe Race Photos

We have uploaded over 1,500 high quality actions shots in our 2015 Photo Gallery.


Earth Day Tree Giveaway - April 25th, 2015

Everyone is encouraged to drop by and chat with the helpful staff and volunteers. They look forward to assisting you on Saturday, April 25th, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the workshop site of the Gray’s Creek Conservation Area & Marina Complex at 18045 County Road # 2 in Cornwall.

Raisin River Canoe Race

Tuesday, April 22 @ 12:00 PM - Updated Results are Here.

We have made some more corrections. Thnak you to those who have written in. If you are still missing your time. Please email phil.barnes@rrca.on.ca. It would be best if you had an idea of what your time was, or what time of the day, or who you finished near. Some canoe numbers were mis-recorded because of previous year's stickers.

Lots of photos coming soon! 

Tree Seedling Program & Butternut Recovery Program - Tree Pick Up

Trees purchased from the above-mentioned programs can be picked up at the Gray's Creek Conservation Area Workshop, on May 2, 2015 starting at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  For alternate arrangements, please contact the office.

Charlottenburgh Park

Camping season starts Friday, May 15, 2015 and is just around the corner.   The gatehouse will be open to take reservations BY TELEPHONE ONLY (613-931-0944) starting May 1, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

If you are interested in seasonal camping please contact the office at 613-938-3611 ext. 221.  

More Information

Source Water Protection - Plan Effective April 1st, 2015.

The Source Protection Plan, developed under the Clean Water Act, 2006, contains policies that apply to properties near Municipal drinking water intakes and wellheads.

Property owners in the protection areas will be contacted if policies apply to their property.

See www.yourdrinkingwater.ca for more information. 



Cooper Marsh Conservators - March 2015 Newsletter

Click to download the March 2015 Cooper Marsh Conservators Newsletter.

Canoe Race is April 19, 2015 - Register Now!



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.


Get On-Board!

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.

Click for additional Marsh Monitoring Information.



Cooper Marsh is currently undergoing a natural makeover with a little help from her friends. The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is coordinating a multi-season drawdown with participation from the Cooper Marsh Conservators, Ducks Unlimited, the Cornwall and Area Birding Club, the province of Ontario as well as the Canadian government. The drawdown is being implemented to restore areas of open water in the marsh.   Fore more information, click here.


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. 

                                                                                                 Click on picture for larger view


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.


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...
 click on map for larger view  Watershed Map




Raisin Region Conservation Authority
18045 County Road #2, P.O. Box 429, Cornwall, ON, K6H 5T2
Tel. 613-938-3611   Fax. 613-938-3221