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Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Site: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Description (Service) The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is a public agency responsible for carrying out a program of natural resources management within the Nottawasaga Valley watershed. The Nottawasaga Valley watershed encompasses lands in Simcoe, Dufferin and Grey counties.  
NVCA works to protect people and property from damage associated with flooding and erosion. It also works to protect source water (our drinking water) from contamination. 
NVCA owns and manages lands throughout the watershed, including local conservation areas: New Lowell, Petun, Fort Willow, Glencairn, Edenvale, Tottenham, Utopia, the Tiffin Centre, the Nottawasaga Bluffs and the Minesing, Osprey and Elba Wetlands. These lands provide ecological benefits and offer recreation and tourism opportunities. 
NVCA programs include forestry management, best management practices for healthy waters, watershed monitoring, land acquisition and management, recreation, environmental education, natural heritage protection, engineering and technical services and planning review.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Amaranth ; Barrie ; Blue Mountains ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Essa ; Grey Highlands ; Innisfil ; Melancthon ; Mono ; Mulmur ; New Tecumseth ; Oro-Medonte ; Shelburne ; Springwater ; Wasaga Beach
Boundaries Nottawasaga Valley Watershed
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk-in or Call
Languages English
Fees None
Addresses and Location
Located In Community Essa
Address 8195 8th Line
Utopia, ON L0M 1T0
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Intersection 8th Line and County Rd 90
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; The John Hix Conservation Administration Centre and the John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre are wheelchair accessible, as well as the trail network.
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-424-1479
Fax 705-424-2115
Primary Contact Sheryl Flannagan, Director of Corporate Services, NVCA; Email:
Alternate Contact Heather Kepran, Communications Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Doug Hevenor, Chief Administrative Officer

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