Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

Advancing watershed health through engagement, science
and conservation since 1958.

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Current News and Events

Lynde Shores Conservation Area has expanded and additional parking lot now open


A construction project is near completion at Lynde Shores Conservation Area and provides:

  • A large constructed wetland to create additional habitat for wetland plants and wildlife
  • A new trail loop to provide a new visitor experience
  • A new Conservation Area entrance, parking lot and comfort station (comfort station currently closed due to COVID restrictions)
​This new area and parking lot can be accessed off Hall's Road (south off Victoria Street, just west of the current Lynde Shores Conservation Area entrance). The work is a project of the Region of Durham and Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA). For more information, please contact CLOCA: Perry Sisson, Director of Engineering and Field Operations psisson@cloca.com; 905-579-0411, ext. 118




Conservation Areas are open and parking fees are in effect


Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures our Pay-and-Display parking metres no longer accept cash (coins). The flat rate fee of $6/vehicle/day can be paid by Visa and MasterCard only. Frequent users of our Conservation Areas, you may want to consider purchasing an annual Parking Pass. This pass grants you access and parking to any of our eight Conservation Areas for one year from the date of purchase. See you on the trails!




UPDATE: Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Shoreline Risk Study - Online Public Information Centre - Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) will be holding an Online Public Information Centre (PIC) for this Shoreline Risk Study on Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event will be live-streamed on CLOCA's YouTube channel and will be recorded and available on YouTube for future reference. Questions can be submitted prior to and during the PIC via Google Form and will answered at the end of the PIC presentation. If you have any questions or require additional information, please email lbenham@cloca.com Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority recently completed the Lake Ontario Shoreline Hazard Management Plan (Zuzek,2020) which provided updated flood and erosion hazard mapping for CLOCA’s 30-kilometre-long shoreline. Seven shoreline communities were identified where one or more residential buildings fall within lands susceptible to natural hazards. These areas are referred to as Shoreline Damage Centers. Residents within a shoreline community affected by erosion and/or flood hazards will have been notified by mail. Shoreline erosion and flood hazard limit maps of each of the seven shoreline communities: ONTORO BLVD. CRYSTAL BEACH BLVD. STONE ST. MUSKOKA AVE. PORT DARLINGTON EAST BEACH RD. WILMOT CREEK
To better understand and quantify the risks associated with these hazards and to identify potential mitigation solutions to eliminate or reduce the risks, CLOCA has retained SJL Engineering to complete a Lake Ontario Shoreline Hazard Summary, Risk Assessment and Management Plan for each of these seven communities. The project will identify all applicable hazards, assess the risks associated with these hazards, and develop a risk management plan for each shoreline community. Funding for this study has been secured through the Regional Municipality of Durham with matching funding from the federal National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). If you have any questions regarding the study, you may contact us by email at lbenham@cloca.com




Notice of Online Community Open House: Rowe Channel Upgrade Study Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


The Town of Whitby, in partnership with Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to assess possible improvement alternatives for upgrading the Rowe Channel. The channel is located between the Whitby GO Station and Lake Ontario. The existing channel requires improvements to address the failing gabion baskets that line the channel. The project team has identified and evaluated a range of design options to reduce flooding risk to properties along the channel, minimize the Town’s maintenance costs, improve channel aesthetics, and reduce the presence of invasive species. For additional information, please click here.





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