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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​​​​2019 Annual Report

​Discover​. Restore. Inspire. Transform. Love. We are conservation and this was our 2019.



A Message from our CAO 

Since we first began to really understand the impacts of human activity on the land and the water, there has been a movement in Ontario to mitigate, restore and regenerate – it’s known as ​the conservation movement.​

LSRCA has been dedicated to this conservation movement since our humble beginnings in 1951, when we were first known as the Upper Holland Valley Conservation Authority. Our original mandate was nearly all encompassing of the still-major issues of today - soil and water conservation, forest management and reforestation, pollution abatement and wildlife protection. Due to our unique focus on watershed management, it was no surprise that after hurricane Hazel, in 1954, the Province expanded our mandate and the Conservation Authorities Act to include flood plain management and flood forecasting and warning. Over time our role has continued to evolve to meet the needs of our many partners and to respond to new challenges, including climate change, in order to protect and improve the health and quality of Lake Simcoe and its watershed.

Reflecting on this year, I’m proud of our many accomplishments.