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​​​​COVID-19 Updates

March 23, 2020 Updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, most NVCA staff are currently working remotely, and checking voicemail intermittently. You may experience some delays or disruptions as we follow recommendations of health professionals to slow the virus from spreading.​

Calls received by our front desk staff will most likely be transferred to voicemail,​ therefore, the best way to get hold of staff is through email. If you wish to contact a staff member, please refer to our ​staff directory for email addresses.

​NVCA will continue to monitor watershed conditions f​or flooding, and will issue flood messages as necessary. Staff will be working closely with municipalities in this regard.

Regulations staff will continue our review permit applications in a timely fashion. For general inquiries, including real estate inquiries, please fill out the online Property Inquiry Form and you will receive a response within 48h ours. ​To inquire about your current application, or for immediate assistance, please call our administration office at 705-424-1479.

​Conservation Areas remain open to the public. We a​sk that visitors maintain physical distance from each other and respect conservation area properties. 

March 17, 2020 Updates

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority to be closed to the public to prevent spread of COVID-19 as of March 18, 2020

For the safety of our staff, visitors and healthcare workers in our community, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has made the difficult but necessary decision to close the John Hix Administrative Office and Jose Environmental Learning Centre to the public. NVCA staff will continue to provide service to our residents, municipalities and stakeholders. To contact staff, please refer to the following points:

  • NVCA permit pre-consultations will continue to be available. Watershed residents looking to book a pre-consultation regarding permits can email to book a telephone meeting with our regulations staff. Pre-consultation meeting requests will be processed in the order they are received.
  • Regulations staff will be available to answer any questions regarding permit applications. Please email your questions to
  • Planning staff will be available to assist with planning applications. Please email any questions regarding planning applications to
  • Meetings scheduled with staff will be cancelled, rescheduled or conducted virtually via conference calls or regular phone calls.
  • If you wish to email a staff member or leave them a voice mail message, visit our staff directory for email addresses and phone extensions.
  • If you are unsure which staff member to contact, please email us at and we will forward your message to the appropriate person.
  • NVCA is still receiving mail. Please leave any deliveries between the two reception doors during business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm).

NVCA will continue to monitor watershed conditions for flooding, and will issue flood messages as necessary. Staff will be working closely with municipalities in this regard. Bathrooms in all conservation areas will be closed. 

Although all public events are cancelled, NVCA's conservation areas remain open to the public and are free of charge until April 30. Please continue to stay diligent and practice social distancing while you enjoy the fresh air.

While we anticipate reopening our offices to the public on Monday, April 6, we will continue monitoring this situation closely and will provide updates as needed.

We appreciate your understanding as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. 

​March 15, 2020 Updates

To ensure the safety of volunteers and visitors, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is following the guidelines from local health units and recommendations from provincial and federal health officials. As a result, the following events are cancelled:

  • March Break Camp Tiffin​
  • Maple Syrup Family Days (March Break Family Days)
  • Lights off Adventure On (Earth Hour event)
  • Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival

Walk-in service for NVCA Permits pre-consultation will remain open. 

The health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors are our top priority. The NVCA is committed to providing a safe environment and are actively taking steps to protect our staff, clients and the broader community.
  • ​​Enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas and common areas.
  • Coronaviruses can be eliminated by routine surface cleaning and the cleaning products we use are industrial-grade.
  • We have hand sanitizer located in hallway sink in the education centre, and at the buildings main doorways.
  • Water and soap will be available for hand-washing. 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please check our website for further updates.