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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is a local watershed management organization incorporated under the Conservation Authorities Act (1946). Since 1951, we have been dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing the Lake Simcoe watershed.

Our jurisdiction, which began in the East Holland River with five municipalities, has grown to include the entire Lake Simcoe watershed with the exception of the City of Orillia and the Upper Talbot River subwatershed.

LSRCA is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, appointed within a four-year cycle by its 9 member municipalities. Each year the Board of Directors elects as Chair and Vice Chair from among its 18 members.

As members of Conservation Ontario, we are one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario dedicated to protecting and managing water and other natural resources.

In 2009, we received the esteemed International Thiess Riverprize for our demonstrated excellence in integrated watershed management and stewardship. We are the first ever lake-based organization to win the award.

Priorities and Achievements

Excellence in Action

Watch our Watershed Excellence Videos and see the LSRCA in action

LEEDing by Example

As a demonstration of our commitment to our areas of focus, our head office facilities have been designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver designation standards.

More about our main office building.