Proposed Changes to Conservation Authorities Act Post Risk to Environment & Public Safety

On November 5, 2020, the provincial government announced changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act) and the Planning Act via Bill 229: Protect, Support and Recover From COVID 19 (Budget Measures Act). The proposed changes significantly impact the role and ability of conservation authorities...
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Hay Bay Boat Launch Closed Sept. 24 & 25 for Tree Removal

Cataraqui Conservation will be closing off public access to the boat ramp on Hay Bay in the Town of Greater Napanee on Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25, to allow contractors to remove trees that were toppled over during the severe storms in late August.
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Cataraqui Conservation Seeks Input on Planning & Permitting Policies Update

As part of its current review and update of Planning and Permitting policies, Cataraqui Conservation is asking for input from the general public, as well as representatives of stakeholder organizations. This comprehensive review will include updating our Environmental Planning Policies, Guideline for Implementing Ontario Regulation 146/06, as well as the Service Delivery Procedures.

Fall Water Level Adjustments on Inland Lakes

Fall Water Level Adjustments on Inland Lakes

Cataraqui Conservation along, with regional water managers, have begun seasonal water level adjustments on managed lakes within the Cataraqui Watershed.
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Cataraqui Conservation Seeks Public Input into Low Water Levels

Cataraqui Conservation confirmed a Level I Low Water declaration for the Cataraqui Region on June 24, 2020 due to lower than normal precipitation amounts, hot temperatures, and high winds contributing to lower than average surface water conditions for inland lakes and streams. Recent rainfall, while significant in certain areas, has helped to improve conditions, but not enough for the Cataraqui Low Water Response Team to change the Low Water Status. In fact, if higher than normal rainfall does not occur over the next month, the status may be elevated to Level II.
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Cataraqui Source Protection Committee Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Walkerton Tragedy with Reminder of Improtance of Protecting Our Water at Its Source

The members of the Cataraqui Source Protection Committee join with the members of other source water protection organizations throughout Ontario to mark the two decades that have passed since the water contamination disaster that led to a number of deaths, and many other lives irreparably harmed in the Walkerton area.
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Cataraqui Conservation to Re-Open Some Conservation Areas Starting April 25

Cataraqui Conservation will begin to re-open public access to some of its conservation areas and the Cataraqui Trail for passive use starting April 25, 2020, with strict measures in place for all users to continue to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cataraqui Conservation to Close Conservation Areas Effective April 8

Cataraqui Conservation values the health and wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, visitors and clients, and under the current circumstances, has broadened and enhanced a number of practical steps put in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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Gates on Cataraqui Trail to Close by April 3

Cataraqui Conservation will be closing and locking the gates on the Cataraqui Trail starting Monday March 30, with all gates closing by Friday April 3, 2020.

Cataraqui Conservation Takes Steps to Mitigate COVID 19

Cataraqui Conservation values the health and wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, visitors and clients, and under the current circumstances, has chosen to take some practical, pro-active steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID 19.

Maple Madness Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Effective immediately, Cataraqui Conservation has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its Maple Madness festivities. Originally scheduled to run for the entirety of March Break...