A blue print for the next 20 years.
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority releasing their Integrated Watershed Management Plan, which will guide watershed and resource management until 2039.
This is a very important document for the NVCA and everyone who lives, works and plays in our watershed.
By maintaining a healthy environment, it enables us to have healthy lifestyles, recreational opportunities and business growth.
The NVCA understands that our watershed is changing all the time. The Integrated Watershed Management Plan is designed to be a living document so that it can be revisited and updated to reflect these changes.”Doug Hevenor, CAO of Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
The authority consulted with its eighteen watershed municipalities, three county partners, the agricultural and development communities and non-governmental organizations.
First Nations groups were also contacted as part of the consultation process.
The issues addressed in the plan include:
- Water quality/quantity
- Flood and erosion management
- Resilient biodiversity, habitats
- Sustainable economic, recreation opportunities
- Improved quality of life
- Neighbourhood desirability
- Ability of the watershed to adapt to stressors (climate change, urban growth)
The plan was partially funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Municipal Climate Implementation Fund.