The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

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Nicole Cox (NVCA Board Member), Christopher Baines (NVCA Board Member), Jonathan Scott (NVCA Vice Chair), Andrea Khanjin (Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks), Doug Hevenor (CAO of NVCA) stands beside a newly planted tree in the Minesing Wetlands.

Province of Ontario invests $125,000 to restore and enhance wetlands in the Nottawasaga Watershed

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (June 10, 2024) – At a media event today, the Government of Ontario announced that the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is receiving $125,000 to restore and enhance eight wetlands in the Nottawasaga Watershed through the Wetlands Conservation Partner Program. Similar to the rest of Southern Ontario, approximately […]

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Riverine Flooding

Apply for NVCA permits early to avoid delays

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (May 7, 2024) – Property owners in the Nottawasaga Watershed are urged to apply early for permits from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) to avoid unexpected delays. Property owners may need to get a permit from NVCA to do projects on or near a watercourse, river, stream,

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Drinking Water

NVCA Board of Directors advocates to province to maintain free testing for private wells

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (April 30, 2024) – Today, NVCA’s Board of Directors sent a letter to the Province of Ontario to call on the province to not phase out free well-water testing for private wells. Ontarians who get their drinking water from municipal sources are protected by the Clean Water Act

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White spruce seedling planted by NVCA's forestry program

Apply for NVCA’s 2025 tree planting grants

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (April 11, 2024) – Landowners are invited to apply for the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s (NVCA) 2025 tree planting grants before next winter. “As Spring is approaching, many landowners are looking to plant their forests this year,” said Rick Grillmayer, Manager of Forestry at NVCA. “However, planting forests

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Flood Water Safety

Spring Safety: Be careful near waterways

Issued to:  local municipalities and school boards, local Conservation Authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA Board and staff Date:  March 6, 2024 The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority reminds everyone to stay well back from waterways, ditches, ponds and lakes this time of year. With spring-like temperatures arriving early, unsafe ice and slippery banks already

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Map of Pretty River Flood Plain

Residents reminded to stay away from Pretty River Dike maintenance work

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (March 4, 2024) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Town of Collingwood will continue maintenance activities on the Pretty River Dike throughout March 2024. The removal of small woody material such as smaller trees and large shrubs will continue in Section 4, from Hume Street

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