Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Site: Port Hope - County Rd 28

Service: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority - Administration

Description (Service) COVID19 The GRCA Administrative Office and Ganaraska Forest Centre including all public washrooms are currently closed to the public. * Staff continue to operate through phone and email communications.* Ganaraska Forest is currently open to the public, please check the website for all other information. 
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority(GRCA) was established to further the conservation, restoration, development, and management of renewable natural resources.  
* Watershed strategies and management * flooding and erosion protection * flood forecasting and warning* Ontario low water response * surface water quality and quantity studies * groundwater management and protection * reforestation and sustainable woodlot management * ecosystem regeneration * environmental education and information programming * land acquisition * outdoor recreation * soil conservation * Source Water Protection * environmental land use planning * habitat restoration and protection * agricultural and rural landowner assistance * water resource and climate monitoring * sensitive wetlands * flood plains and valley lands protection,conservation area management * fish, wildlife and habitat studies. 
* Conservation Areas: Millennium Conservation Area, Thurne Parks Conservation Area, Richardson's Lookout Conservation Area, Garden Hill Conservation Area, Rice Lake Conservation Area, Sylvan Glen Conservation Area, Port Hope Conservation Area and Corbett's Dam, Cobourg Conservation Area and Ball's Mill Conservation Area, as well as the Ganaraska Forest (
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Alnwick/Haldimand ; Cavan Monaghan ; Cobourg ; Durham Region ; Hamilton Township ; Kawartha Lakes ; Port Hope
Boundaries West of 35/115 Highway, North to Oak Ridges Moraine, South shore of Rice Lake, and just East of Cobourg.
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; French - Reception
Fees Membership - Ganaraska Forest Membership Program
Address and Location
Site Location North West corner
Located In Community Port Hope
Address & Map
2216 County Rd 28
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V8
View MapQuest Map
Intersection County Road 28 and Highway 401
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-885-8173
After Hours Phone For flood emergencies: 289-251-1010 (after normal business hours).
Fax 905-885-9824
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Primary Contact Linda J. Laliberte CPA, CGA, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer; Email:
Alternate Contact Jessica Wessels, Communications Specialist; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Ed Van Osch, Forest Recreation Technician; Fax: 905-797-2545; Email:
Primary Executive Jeff Lees, Chair, Board of Directors; Email:

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