Conservation Authorities Act Review

Our responsibility under the provincial Conservation Authorities Act is to conserve, restore and manage our watersheds for today and tomorrow

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is the local watershed management agency for the Mississippi and Carp Rivers in Eastern Ontario. Good water quality and quantity is essential for healthy people, animals and ecosystems.

Working under the Conservation Authorities Act of Ontario, MVCA follows an integrated watershed management approach to balance human, environmental and economic needs.

MVCA helps protect people and property from the dangers of flooding and natural hazards; keep drinking water sources clean; and foster the protection of wildlife habitats and significant natural features such as wetlands and forests.

What’s happened so far…

In 2015, the Province of Ontario initiated a review of the Conservation Authorities Act, which addresses the roles, responsibilities and governance of Conservation Authorities in resource management and environmental protection.

In 2016, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry released their suggested priorities for renewal of the CA Act: Conserving Our Future. Proposed Priorities for Renewal. This paper is based on earlier feedback received from 2015 Stakeholder Engagement sessions.

On behalf of all Conservation Authorities, Conservation Ontario has developed and posted a collective submission. You can download and read about it in SUMMARY | FULL COMMENTS.

Read MVCA’s submission here

Show your support!

The general public is encouraged to provide their comments online. Visit Conservation Ontario’s webpage: Conservation Authorities Act Review is Underway. You can also connect with us on social media! Show your support on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #ConservationMatters.

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