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Barrie & Innisfil Subwatershed Plans

We all live in a watershed - the Lake Simcoe watershed! Learn how a subwatershed plan can improve the ecological health of your community.

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has developed draft subwatershed plans for Barrie and Innisfil, covering the Barrie Creeks, Innisfil Creeks, Lovers Creek, and Hewitts Creek subwatersheds.


A consultation and public review period on these draft plans was held from November 15 to 30, 2012, including open houses in Barrie and Innisfil on November 20 and 22. LSRCA Board of Directors approved the final subwatershed plans on December 14 2012, with the exception of Recommendation 6-2, which requires further discussion.

For more information, please contact LSRCA at 1-800-465-0437, ext. 264.

The following documents are the approved Barrie and Innisfil Subwatershed Plans. They consider competing demands and provide recommendations to guide management. protect the existing natural resources, facilitate informed planning decisions, and improve the efficiency of the development review process.

Barrie Subwatershed Plan (Final)

The Barrie Subwatershed Plan consists of three separate subwatersheds: Barrie Creeks, Lovers Creek and Hewitt's Creek, all of which are located on the western side of the Lake Simcoe watershed, around Kempenfelt Bay.  The subwatersheds are located mainly within the City of Barrie and Town of Innisfil, with very small portions of the Townships of Oro-Medonte and Springwater in the Barrie Creeks subwatershed.

Innisfil Subwatershed Plan (Final)

The Innisfil Creeks subwatershed is located on the western side of the Lake Simcoe watershed. It lies mostly within the Town of Innisfil (County of Simcoe), but has a small portion lying within the boundaries of the City of Barrie and in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The subwatershed is 107 km2 in size, and consists of 17 named streams, all of which flow from agricultural areas in the headwaters in the west of the subwatershed, draining directly into the lake.