Watershed Health

Watershed Plan Review

and Updates

We want your feedback!


When significant changes occur within our watersheds, such as growth, new infrastructure and climate change, our watershed plans need to be updated to respond to the changing conditions. Everyone lives in a watershed, so your input is important.


With funding support from the Region of Durham, Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) has completed DRAFT Watershed Plan Updates ready for review for the Lynde Creek, Oshawa Creek, Black / Harmony / Farewell Creek and the Bowmanville / Soper Creek watersheds.


The DRAFT watershed plans have been updated to reflect current conditions, and have been organized according to a new watershed planning framework. Highlights include:

  • Updated existing conditions

  • New watershed plan vision

  • Introduction of a new watershed planning framework that helps link actions to results and ultimate outcomes

  • Expansion of watershed health Targets and Indicators, and identification of corresponding Goals and Objectives that are both measurable and actionable

  • Assessment of change in status of watershed health indicators between 2012 and 2017 relative to established goals

  • Three new overarching strategies that will be used to achieve the goals

  • Identification of a suite of existing and new Actions and tools for CLOCA, municipalities and the broader community that are clearly linked to achieving watershed health goals and objectives


For more information, please contact:

Jamie Davidson, Director, Watershed Planning and Natural Heritage

905-579-0411, ext. 114

Email: jdavidson@cloca.com

We know your time is valuable, but so is your input! So we've created a 'Virtual Open House'. This takes you through a short 'tour' of what's in and the rationale behind the Updates to the Watershed Plans.

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