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​About the NVCA

​The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is your public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment. As your partner, the NVCA provides the expertise to help protect our water, our land, our future. 

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Our Vision

Innovative watershed management supporting a healthy environment, communities and lifestyles.

Our Mission

Working together to lead, promote, support and inspire innovative watershed management.

Our Guiding Principles

We are committed to carrying out our responsibilities, providing services to our customers and working with our partners in a professional, accountable, responsible and dedicated manner.

We are:

  • an adaptive organization - constantly striving to improve; committed to anticipating change and thinking strategically.
  • a "can-do" organization - collaborative, decisive and efficient, committed to finding solutions that work for all.
  • a science-based organization - committed to using the best available watershed science and knowledge to inform decisions.
  • a professional organization - authentic and credible, respectful of all and receptive to the ideas of others.
  • an open organization - approachable, committed to customer service excellence, honest, open, transparent and effective.
  • a responsible organization - trustworthy, committed to fiscal prudence and the responsible use of resources.
 To achieve our mission, we have five major objectives:
  • to protect, enhance and restore water.
  • to protect, enhance and restore land.
  • to protect life and property from flooding and erosion.
  • to provide educational and recreational opportunities for the public.
  • to partner with our Watershed Municipalities, provincial/federal agencies,   Conservation Ontario, and other interested stakeholders to achieve mutual goals.

Our Jurisdiction

Our watershed is a large geographic area, approximately 3,700 sq. km, with jurisdiction in 18 municipalities in the counties of Simcoe,​ Dufferin and Grey.  ​​


Our Board of Directors

NVCA's Board of Directors is comprised of representatives appointed from each of our member municipalities​.

As the governing body for the NVCA, Board members have a very important role and responsibility to represent the interests of their municipalities, consider the interests and needs of the conservation authority, and establish an effective reporting relationship with their municipal council and staff.​