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​Public Safety Message: Be Careful Around Waterways

Spring melt can create hazardous conditions near water

Newmarket - March 9, 2015 – This week's warmer temperatures signal the onset of spring, a time when people start enjoying the outdoors in greater numbers. While enjoying the outdoors offers many health benefits, it's important to remember the potential danger near water at this time of year. 

Warm temperatures often bring rain, melting snow and ice, which contribute to higher, faster flowing water in our waterways. Slippery and unstable stream banks, combined with extremely cold water temperatures, create very hazardous conditions close to any body of water. 

Conservation Authorities remind residents to keep family and pets away from the edge of streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year.

For more information, call your local conservation authority: 

  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority  (905) 895-1281
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority  (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton  (905) 336-1158
  • Credit Valley Conservation  (905) 670-1615
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority  (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority  (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority  (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation  (705) 328-2271 or 1-800-668-5722

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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