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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​​Public Service Announcement

Conservation Areas Affected by Storm Closed Until Further Notice

​The information on this notice is current as of the date posted. For the most up-to-date information about a Conservation Area​, visit the associated webpage. 

July 7, 2022 - Lake Simcoe Watershed - All trails and tracts are open at Durham Regional Forest for visitors to enjoy, with one small area in the Timbers Tract remaining closed due to ongoing work. 

May 25, 2022 - Lake Simcoe Watershed - ​Pangman Springs, Whitchurch and Thornton Bales Conservation Areas are now open and safe to visit. Durham Regional Forest - all tracts, remains closed with significant tree damage. We continue to work on repairs. Your patience is appreciated.

May 24, 2022 - Lake Simcoe Watershed - The weather system that swept through Southern Ontario on Saturday May 21, 2022 has resulted in significant tree damage in a number of conservation areas in the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority watershed. 

a damaged tree leaning overtop of a trailAs a result, we have closed the following conservation areas to the public effective immediately: 
We ask that people stay away from these locations until further notice. We are working diligently on repairs which include the use of heavy equipment and chainsaws – it is important the public stay away for their own safety and to allow us to do this work.
We know how important these natural areas are to residents and will do our best to get them open, but safety is our priority at this time. Updates will be provided on social media when they become available. 

​​​​​​​​​It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to collaborate, protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed with innovative research, policy and action.


Media Contact:
Katarina Zeppieri
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conse​rvation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 116
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Mobile: 289-763-4281
Email: k.zeppieri@lsrca.on.ca​

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