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Earth Day Tree Giveaway - Saturday April 26, 2014 - 10 AM

Raisin River Canoe Race

New Race Date is: Sunday April 27, 2014

Please note, that due to circumstances beyond our control (as of April 1, there is still 3 feet of ice on some parts of the river), we have had to postpone the canoe race to April 27. We are in the process of contacting those who have pre-registered. You will be offered a full refund if you are not able to join us on the 27th. Based on our data analysis, we are still predicting a fast flow for race day. We look forward to seeing you on the new date. More Information here.

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Raisin' Awareness


It's back! Due to popular demand, we have brought back our regular newsletter,  Raisin' Awareness. Each season, we will bring you the all the news from around the Raisin Region.

The latest version, Winter 2014, brings you stories on What's new at our Conservation Areas, Tree Survival Assessments, Recycled Christmas Trees, Snowy Owl Irruption and More!

Download the Winter 2014 issue here.




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 2014 order form is now available. More information here

*Deadline for tree orders has been extended until April 17, 2014.


Charlottenburg Park - Seasonal Camping 2014

Seasonal sites still available.  If you are interested,   please complete the  Reservation Request Form and return the first three pages  to the office of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority with a $200.00 deposit.   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


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.

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Do you live near Loch Garry?  A lake association exists that looks into water quality concerns.  Find out more information here.



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. 

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