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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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About Us

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is a local watershed management organization, incorporated under the Conservation Authorities Act (1946).

Since 1951, we have been dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing the Lake Simcoe watershed​.

Our jurisdiction, which began in the East Holland River with five municipalities, has grown to include the entire Lak​e Simcoe watershed with the exception of the City of Orillia and the Upper Talbot River subwatershed.

We are governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, appointed within a four-year cycle by its 9 member municipalities. Each year, the Board of Directors elects a Chair and Vice Chair from among its 18 members.


We envision a thriving environment that inspires and sustains us for generations to come.


Our mission is to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.


Integrity - We are consistent and honest; we use fair and equitable principles as part of our decision making.

Accountability - We take ownership for our actions and we measure our success so that we know if we're doing things the right way.

Collaboration - We listen with the idea of learning from others. We value a diversity of perspectives because we know and respect that varying knowledge and experience can provide important insights.

Innovation - We encourage and leverage advancements in technology, scientific methodologies and trends in education and communications because these are integral to success.

Excellence - We continually look for ways to work more efficiently and effectively to get the best results possible from our actions.