18 June 2021
At the 17 June 2021 Full Authority Board meeting, staff were asked to provide a summary of the Low Water Response program and current conditions for member municipalities and watershed residents. The report is provided Here.
Crowe Bridge Park will remain closed for the 2021 season. This decision was made by Trent Hills Council with the safety of residents and visitors in mind.
The Municipality of Trent Hills operates Crowe Bridge Park on behalf of the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA). While the Park is closed this summer, the CVCA will be completing a detailed inspection of the weir dam to determine its condition.
The necessity to complete this inspection report, the experience of overcrowding from last season and the rising COVID-19 cases has led to the decision to keep the Park closed to the public for the 2021 season.
Mayor Crate states “We recognize that the closure will be a disappointment to many, but with the required work at the site, as well as the overwhelming popularity, this was the difficult choice that had to be made. We ask that everyone respect the closure and barriers that will be in place.”
Crowe Bridge Park closure will be strictly enforced. The area will be well signed, prohibiting entry, and By-law enforcement will be making regular patrols to ensure compliance.
On December 1, 2020, CVCA’s Chair Catherine Redden made a presentation to the Legislative Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 229 Schedule 6 amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act. To view her presentation click HERE.
Crowe Bridge Park will be closed for the remainder of the season effective Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Please see media release from Municipality of Trent Hills for more information.
Crowe Valley Conservation Authority has declared a Low Water Level 1 Condition throughout the entire watershed. Please see Media Release for further information.
Office Closure due to Covid-19
Effective immediately, Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Office will be closed to the public until further notice. This closure is being enacted in an effort to help protect staff and members of the public from Covid-19. A reduced staff compliment will be working at the administrative office from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday until further notice. Please contact the office.
All CVCA conservation areas remain open to the public as per usual. As weather conditions improve and should the Covid-19 virus situation escalate, the CVCA will consider closing conservation areas for public safety.