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Top 10 Restoration Projects of 2023

In 2023, our restoration team completed 108 projects across the Lake Simcoe watershed. From stormwater retrofits, Low Impact Development, to Community Action projects, creating wetland habitat and agricultural projects, we continue to make critical on the ground improvements. Here are some of our favourite projects from 2023 and if you’re interested you can check out […]

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In the group photo above: Front row - L-R; York Region Chairman and CEO, and Chair of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Wayne Emmerson, Town of Georgina Councillor Dale Genge, Town of Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk, Town of Georgina Regional Councillor Naomi Davison, Town of Georgina Councillor Dave Neeson Back row - L-R; Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority CAO Rob Baldwin, Town of Georgina CAO Ryan Cronsberry, Director of Strategic Initiatives Shawn Nastke

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority transfers key lands to Town of Georgina

Lake Simcoe Watershed – January 24, 2024 – In an effort to enhance public spaces and support long-term land management, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (the Conservation Authority) is pleased to announce that they have transferred Franklin Beach, Holmes Point and Willow Beach Conservation Areas and Keswick North Watercourse, to the Town of Georgina.

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Willow Beach one a sunny winter day with ice cover over the lake

Winter Safety Message: Stay on Trails, Avoid Waterways

Hazardous conditions on and around bodies of water Lake Simcoe watershed – January 19, 2024 – With winter in high gear, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is reminding residents how to be prepared for winter hazards, particularly around bodies of water. Frequent freeze-thaw cycles can create hazardous conditions by increasing runoff and contributing to higher

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority extends its heartfelt condolences to Roy Bridge’s family and his community.​

Newmarket – October 10, 2023 – Board members and staff of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) express sincere condolences and sadness at the passing of former Innisfil Councillor Roy Bridge.“I understand from board members, past and present, that Councillor Bridge was a wonderful supporter of the work of the Conservation Authority,” said York Region

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority hands out 19 awards to environmental champions

Event celebrates citizens dedicated to watershed health Newmarket – October 11, 2023 – At its 41st annual Conservation Awards ceremony, held at NewRoads Performing Arts Centre on October 10, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority paid tribute to 19 incredible individuals, businesses, and groups who are working hard to improve our environment. “In a world facing

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A curb on the side of a street after a large rainfall with water flowing down it, and grass on the other side.

Low Impact Development (LID) A Recipe for Urban Sustainability

Lake Simcoe Science Low Impact Development (LID) A Recipe for Urban Sustainability In previous issues of our Science newsletter, we’ve explored the problems associated with urban stormwater run-off, a major contributor of pollutants entering into our rivers and ultimately into Lake Simcoe itself. Urban stormwater run-off is responsible for around 20 per cent of the

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​1,479 hectares of Conservation Authority land designated protected

​1479 hectares of Conservation Authority land designated protected Six properties recently added 576 hectares to Canada’s protection goals Lake Simcoe watershed – May 8, 2023 – Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, together with Ontario Nature is immensely proud to announce six of its properties, totaling 576 hectares, now contribute towards Canada’s goal of protecting 30 percent

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