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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:

Sinem Connor
Senior Communications Advisor

Katarina will arrange to put you in tou​ch 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

2023 Media Releases

2022 Media Releases

Re​lease Date
​Decemb​er 21, 2022
​PSA - Winter Safety Message: Stay on Trails, Avoid Waterways​
​October 11, 2022
Conservation Authority Hands Out 23 Environmental Awards​​
​June 13, 2022
Conservation Authority Starts Plan on Newly Acquired Lands in Georgin​a​
​May 24, 2022
​​Conservation Areas Affected by Storm Closed until Further Notice​
​May 9, 2022
Lake Simcoe Conservation Looking for Environmental Heroes​
​May 3, 2022
Tsunami of Enforcement Complaints Leads to Changes​
​April 4, 2022

Conservation Authority now owns 360 hectares of forest and wetland in northern York Region

​March 10, 2022
Spring Saftey Message: Be Careful Around Waterways​
​January 28, 2022
Climate Change on the agenda for Conservation Authority Annual General Meeting​

2021 Media Releases

​Re​lease Date
​November 26, 2021
It's the Best Time of the Year! LSRCA Hands Out 29 Environmental Awards ​
​November 16, 2021

Conservation Authority Acquires 137 Acres of Wetland Floodplain​

​July 14, 2021
​​How much do you know about Lake Simcoe? Take this quiz for Lakes Appreciation Month

​June 16, 2021

Conservation Authority adds 360 hectares to its conservation lands holdings​

​June 8, 2021
Conservation Authority Looking for Environmental Heros
​June 7, 2021
Drought Conditions Statement: Conserve Water
​May 28, 2021

Conservation Authority Launches New Online Enforcement Complaints Form

​May 4, 2021

Invasive European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar dispar)​

​May 3, 2021
Are you prepared for a weather emergency?​​
​March 26, 2021

Stormy weather may cause Lake Simcoe shoreline flooding
​March 1, 2021
​​Spring safety message: Be careful around waterways
​February 2, 2021

​​Ditch the wifi and connect to nature with a wetland near you

​January 26, 2021

Conservation Authority succeeds despite 2020 challenges​

​January 25, 2021

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority extends heartfelt condolences to Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden's family and the Brock Township community​​

​January 19, 2021
Media Advisory: ​Conservation Authority hosts annual general meeting on Friday, January 22, 2021
January 15, 2021

Why you shouldn't use Stormwater Ponds for recreation

2020 Media Releases

​Release Date
​Dece​mber 21, 2020
PSA: Winter Safety Message - Avoid Waterways, Target Trails
​December 18, 2020

Glenn MacMillan new GM, Planning, Development and Restoration

​December 10, 2020

Conservation Authority Worried by Passing of Schedule 6 in Bill 229 

​December 5, 2020

LSRCA Chair and Board of Directors Stand by Call to Remove Schedule 6 of Bill 229

​December 1, 20​20

​​Flood Relief is one step closer in Alcona

​November 27, 2020

Conservation Authority says there's a better way: LSRCA calls on Province to repeal Section 6 of Bill 229

​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, 2020

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

2019 Media Releases

2018 Media Releases

2017 Media Releases

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

Videos & Presentations​

​The Health of Lake Simcoe​

Our Limnologist, Dr. Brian Ginn, presented the top 3 stressors to Lake Simcoe to Honda Canada, in support of their donation to the new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek.

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.​​​

Meet the Lake Doctor

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 Hexage​nia (our research vessel), Ray Bolton. Meet the team and learn about Climate Change, Weeds on the Waterfront, and Plankton.​