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Flood Watch

Flood Watch

Flood Potential: Moderate Ice Jam Potential: Moderate Issued to:  local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board and staff Date:        January 15, 2024 (4:00 PM) The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that a Flood Watch is issued for January 15, 2024. Weather Conditions The weather forecast is […]

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Support your local rivers, conservation areas and youth this Giving Tuesday

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (November 23, 2023) – November 28 is GivingTuesday! The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is inviting watershed residents to show support for local conservation efforts by helping NVCA meet their GivingTuesday goal of $10,000. GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. It is an opportunity for people around

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Residents reminded to stay away from Pretty River Dike maintenance work

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (October 5, 2023) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Town of Collingwood will continue maintenance activities on the Pretty River Dike starting on October 10, 2023. In 2022, small woody material such as small trees and large shrubs were removed from the dike south of Hume

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Plant trees with NVCA next spring

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (October 3, 2023) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is searching for landowners looking to plant trees in the spring of 2024. Each year, NVCA’s forestry program plants around 100,000 trees for property owners in the Nottawasaga Watershed who want to convert their land into forests. Planting

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Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area comes to life this Saturday

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (September 27, 2023) – This Saturday, September 30, take a journey back in time at the Festival at Fort Willow. Visitors can make candles, learn about the items traded between Indigenous Peoples and Europeans, experience first-hand how sailors worked on ships, watch settlers make food, see live woodcarving

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Draft 2024 Budget and Program Overview

In the NVCA September 2023 Board Meeting, NVCA’s Board of Directors staff to distribute the 2024 Draft Budget and Program Overview to municipalities for consultation.  The 2024 budget represents a transition to a new budgetary framework for NVCA. Through the Province of Ontario, NVCA’s program areas are separated into three categories: Category 1: Mandatory programs and services,

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RFP – Pretty River Dyke Safety Review Update 2023

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is requesting proposals from qualified professional engineers for the update of the Dyke Safety Review for Pretty River Dyke. Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned on behalf of the NVCA as follows: Bidders are encouraged to use electronic means for delivering proposals. Electronic proposals will be delivered in

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Festival at Fort Willow looking​ for historic demonstrations

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UTOPIA, Ontario (August 17, 2023) – The Festival at Fort Willow is returning to Utopia! With an education day on Friday, September 29, and a public event on Saturday, September 30, the festival is a two-day celebration of the history of Fort Willow and the surrounding area. Visitors will have the

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Pretty River Dike ​maintenance scheduled to start this Fall

Media Release For Immediate Release​ UTOPIA, Ontario (September 22, 2021) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Town of Collingwood will begin maintenance activities along the Pretty River Dike this fall. The Town of Collingwood was built on a shallow flood plain, making the urban areas prone to flooding. Some of the most

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