For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2020

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, “We are extremely thankful for the support we have received from the John M. & Bernice Parrott Foundation and look forward to having a safe and accessible space for our staff to work in.”

The new facility will provide a secure, heated location at the main office. It will also provide running water and proper drainage so staff can effectively clean equipment to help prevent the spread of invasive species throughout the watershed.

McNevin adds, “We hope to incorporate a variety of green infrastructure initiatives into the design and use the area as a way to demonstrate the different opportunities that are available for stormwater management.”

The trails at Potter’s Creek Conservation Area will remain open during construction, but may be modified for pedestrian access. Visitors are asked to be cautious of construction activities and to follow posted information.
Part of the project will include the removal of the barn that is currently on site. The demolition process for this is scheduled to take place late 2020 and into early 2021.

McNevin continues, “We understand the cultural relevance of this building for the local community and are investigating options that will allow us to create a small parkette in the same location as a way to pay homage to the history of the site.”

The preliminary design for the parkette will include a portion of the stone foundation, a seating area, and a plaque memorializing the barn.

Construction of the new storage facility is set to take place in the spring of 2021.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities
in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective
environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a
sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte
Conservation is available at


For more information contact:
Brad McNevin, CAO
(613) 968-3434 ext. 103 OR (613) 354-3312 ext. 103