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OUR ORIGIN: Municipalities within the Mississippi River watershed petitioned the province to form a conservation authority in the 1960s with the MVCA established in 1968. The Conservation Authorities Act, 1946 had created a way for municipalities to form a jointly managed authority to undertake natural resource management on a watershed basis for the benefit of all.

The province had approved the Act in response to concerns raised by agricultural, naturalist and hunting groups regarding the ‘unhealthy state’ of Ontario’s renewable natural resources.  Poor land, water and forestry practices combined with drought had led to extensive soil loss and flooding across the province.  The Act create a way for municipalities to collaborate for the protection and management of natural resources.

MVCA TODAY: Municipalities continue to jointly administer the MVCA by appointing members to sit on the Board of Directors.  The MVCA is largely funded by annual municipal levies, with the balance of funding coming from user fees, grants and contributions, donations, and special project fees. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority operates under the following provincial laws, regulations and policies:

Scheduled Meetings

FEB
22

55th Annual General Meeting

February 22, 2023
MAR
15

Board Meeting

March 15, 2023
APR
19

Board Meeting

April 19, 2023
MAY
17

Board Meeting

May 17, 2023
JUN
21

Board Meeting & Watershed Tour

June 21, 2023
JUL
19

Board Meeting

July 19, 2023
SEP
20

Board Meeting

September 20, 2023
OCT
18

Board Meeting

October 18, 2023
DEC
6

Board Meeting

December 6, 2023

Agendas & Minutes

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