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Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area

​Encounter great blue herons, American coots and sora rails at Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. This 84 hectare site is a great place to watch nesting birds, cast a fishing line, and cycle along trails which are part of the Nokiidaa Trail system linking the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury. The concrete lock and its swing bridge are remnants of a 'Ghost' Canal System built and abandoned in the early 1900's - without ever having been used.

Rogers Reservoir Restoration Project

rogers-wetland.pngWe're excited​ to announce this project that will enhance the natural heritage features of our popular Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area by creating a new wetland. Wetlands provide wonderful environmental benefits including reducing the risk of floods and associated damage, filtering groundwater, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. Wetland enhancements include planting native trees, shrubs and aquatic plants and installing basking logs and nesting habitat for turtles. The new wetland will protect and provide valuable habitat for wetland species.

What to Expect:

  • ​The newly created wetland will be constructed in the winter and spring of 2018 next to the Nokiidaa Trail, west of Holland River Blvd
  • There will be a temporary closure of the main Nokiidaa trail during the constructions phase, from January to May. An alternate trail (the trail used before the construction of the new Nokiidaa trail) is available at this time 
  • The parking lot at Yonge St. and Mount Albert Road is closed for safety. If you are using the trail, please avoid using this ​parking lot
  • Please exercise caution around water and deep pools​
  • Please adhere to trail closures and detours, communicated via trail signs and on social media
  • Please read construction signs and avoid areas of construction for your safety. Be aware of construction traffic​
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