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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Need information from an environmental expert?

With more than 60 years of experience in watershed protection, we have highly skilled and experienced staff and research​​ers able to comment on a variety of topics. 

Get in touch with our highly regarded environmental experts by contacting:

Sue Jagminas​, Senior Communications Advisor​​​
Office: 905-895-1281 ext. 264
Mobile: 905-836-3469
Email: s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca​

Sue will arrange to put you in touch with experts on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • ​Aquatic Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation Area Management
  • Erosion
  • Forestry
  • Flood Control
  • Groundwater
  • Invasive Species
  • Lake Simco​e
  • ​Limnology
  • Low Impact Development
  • Phosphorus
  • Species at Risk
  • Stormwater
  • Water Monitoring
  • ​Water Quality
​Learn more about our highly skilled leadership team.

We also employ a number of subject matter experts including: 

  • Dr. Brian Ginn, our much admired Lake Doctor
  • Ray Bolton, affectionately known as E​cology Ray and our expert on all things about bugs
  • Rob Wilson, also known as River Researcher Rob, our aquatic ecologist and resident fish expert​

Media Releases

2020 Media Releases

​Release Date
​December 1, 20​20
​November 27, 2020
​November 19, 2020
Changes to Conservation Authorities Act will put people and property at risk
November 18, 2020
Rob Baldwin to Lead Authority as New Chief Administrative Officer
​​September 28, 2020
Campout fundraiser brings in $40K - Money goes towards making sure kids get out in nature
​​September 8, 2020
LSRCA CAO announces retirement, celebrating 36 years

​May 15, 2020

LSRCA working to reopen conservation areas by May 29 
​March 24, 2020
​​Effective Immediately, All Conservation Areas Closed to the Public 
​March 4, 2020
Spring safety message: Be careful around waterways

January 28, 2020

​Lake health is improved ​but more work to be done: Annual meeting confirms lake health isn't determined by phosphorus alone

​January 20, 2020

High loads but happy fish:
Latest Phosphorus Loads Report indicates more work needs to be done, but it’s not all bad news!​

January 13, 2020Are the planet's woes getting you down? You can make a difference: plant some trees​​​​

2019 Media Releases

2018 Media Releases

2017 Media Releases

November 3, 2017
LSRCA Hands Out Environmental Awards
​October 3, 2017New Policy takes the "P" out of Pollution
​June 20, 2017More than 200 residents come out for LSRCA's annual BioBlitz
​May 29, 2017Know your flood risks 
​May 16, 2017Residents set seedling sale record
​May 8, 2017 Do you know an environmental champion?
​March 8, 2017Spring Safety Message: Be Careful Around Waterways
​March 1, 2017
​Tap into sap for some sweet family fun
​February 13, 2017Celebrate your love for Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area  
​February 7, 2017Plant trees and save up to 25% on your heating costs
​January 27, 2017In a Climate of Change LSRCA Offers Stability to Watershed Residents 
January 24, 2017 Sections of Durham Regional Forest Trails to be closed

2016 Media Releases

December 5, 2016More Salt Doesn't Mean More Safety!
​November 3, 2016
LSRCA Hands Out Environmental Awards - Annual Evening Celebrates the Efforts of Environmental Champions
​November 2, 2016
LSRCA extends heartfelt condolences to Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler’s family and the community of Georgina
​October 26, 2016
Accessible recreation trail in Beaver River Wetland now open
​September 29, 2016
New boat integral to lake monitoring program - Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority unveils The Hexagenia
​September 21, 2016Multiple Sections of Durham Regional Forest to be Closed
​September 16, 2016
Maskinonge River coming back to life!
​August 29, 2016
New rules mean safer communities and a healthier Lake Simcoe
​July 18, 2016
Citizen scientists prove Scanlon Creek is a plant and animal paradise
July 12, 2016
Drought conditions statement: please conserve water
​May 11, 2016
​LSRCA Applauds Province on Coordinated Land Use Review
​May 4, 2016
Local Landowners Will Plant More Than 9,000 Trees This Year
​April 27, 2016Know an Environmental Champion?
​April 25, 2016
Digging In To De-pave
​April 15, 2016LSRCA Thanks Volunteers
March 9, 2016Did you leave your March Break planning until the last minute? 
​March 4, 2016Warmer Temperatures Coming: Be Careful Around Waterways 
​February 12, 2016Turn a Loonie into a Lasting Legacy 
​January 22, 2016​LSRCA chair elected for second term at Annual General Meeting

2015 Media Releases

Interested in learning how climate change and salt are affecting Lake Simcoe? View TVO's recent Climate Watch Short highlighting the changes in Lake Simcoe. 
The Chippewas of Georgina Island in Lake Simcoe have developed a climate adaptation plan that is serving as a model for communities across Ontario. The First Nation received funding for a three-year climate study in 2012 and has since been collecting the memories and observances of elders. Like many communities, Georgina Island is struggling with the effects of climate change today. Milder winters mean the community's ferry runs longer and the lake ice is weaker, both of which have ripple effects throughout the island. View TVO's Climate Watch Short to learn more.​​
Presentation by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
There is no denying that extreme weather events are on the rise – from floods, to droughts, fire, wind and hail. Initially, it was the Property & Casualty insurers that seemed vulnerable to extreme weather impacts, while other business sectors remained immune – this is clearly no longer the case.  The presentation will highlight how all industry sectors are vulnerable to the "new normal" of extreme weather, and more importantly, what they can do to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.
Learn more about the issues facing Lake Simcoe from our limnologist Dr. Ginn, the Lake Doctor! Joining him in this series are Rob Wilson, the "Fyshician", and Captain of the Hexaginia (our research vessel), Ray Bolton. Meet the team and learn about Climate Change, Weeds on the Waterfront, and Plankton.​