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December 17, 2020 Water Safety Statement

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:19 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2020


QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT FOR UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS
Due to changing weather conditions, ice is starting to form on lakes and rivers within the Watershed.
Quinte Conservation would like to remind residents that this early in the season, ice conditions can be very unpredictable, unsafe, and difficult to assess as above average flows in rivers and streams prevent the formation of stable ice surfaces.


Residents are advised to exercise extreme...

New Storage Facility

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 01:00 PM

For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2020

QUINTE CONSERVATION STARTS PLANS TO BUILD NEW STORAGE FACILITY WITH SUPPORT FROM THE JOHN M. & BERNICE PARROTT FOUNDATION
A new state of the art storage facility will be built at Potter’s Creek Conservation Area to house Quinte Conservation’s maintenance and monitoring equipment. This new facility will replace the barn, which until last year, had been used for storage until it was deemed a health and safety concern and unfit for use.

CAO Brad McNevin says,...

QUINTE CONSERVATION CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM CONCERNED WATERSHED RESIDENTS TO LOBBY PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES ACT AND THE PLANNING ACT

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Issued: November 19, 2020
QUINTE CONSERVATION CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM CONCERNED WATERSHED RESIDENTS TO LOBBY PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES ACT AND THE PLANNING ACT
On November 5, 2020, the Provincial Government released the 2020 Ontario Budget (Bill 229), which proposes changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and the Planning Act. These amendments significantly affect the role Conservation Authorities (CAs) have in protecting Ontarians, and their property, from flooding and other...

GIVE THE GIFT OF NATURE WITH ADOPT AN ACRE

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2020
GIVE THE GIFT OF NATURE WITH ADOPT AN ACRE
The Adopt an Acre fundraiser is launching once again on November 1, 2020. All proceeds from the program will go toward supporting maintenance and projects in Quinte Conservation’s green spaces and protected areas. This program is being offered at the perfect time to give the gift of nature this holiday season.
Quinte Conservation’s Communications Specialist, Kirsten Geisler, says, “This year has made us realize that spending...

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED DOWNGRADES TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS REMAIN AT LEVEL 1

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2020
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED DOWNGRADES TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS REMAIN AT LEVEL 1
Although the Quinte region experienced an increase in precipitation at the end of August and through early September, drier conditions persisted throughout the rest of the month. Groundwater and surface water conditions are still low for this time of year but are continuing to improve. Low Water conditions for the Moira River...