Update on COVID-19 Operations
Maitland Conservation is adjusting operations to help reduce the risk of transmissions of coronavirus (COVID-19).
- The Maitland Conservation Administration Centre has reopened for limited service. The entryway to the office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Masks are required in the entryway and the space is restricted to one individual or household at a time. Please ring the doorbell for service. A limited number if staff will be in the office. We strongly recommend that you call or email to set up an appointment if you need to speak with a staff member in person .
- Many staff members continue to work remotely and are available by telephone and email. Open our staff directory to find contact information.
- Please be assured that flood and erosion safety services will continue as usual. If you need to report a flood or erosion emergency please call 519-357-0890.
1. Maitland Conservation Events
We have also made some changes to Conservation Authority events:
- The Maitland Conservation membership recently approved holding a Public Information Centre relating to the Gorrie Dam decommissioning project. This public consultation outreach is expected to be held in late 2020. Once the format of this session has been determined, information will be posted about how community members can participate.
- The Maitland Conservation Members’ meeting scheduled for Wednesday November 18, 2020 will be held at the Wroxeter Hall. If you are interested in viewing the meeting in a webinar format, please email Jayne Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday November 18, 2020.
2. Falls Reserve Conservation Area
Falls Reserve is now closed for camping until spring 2021. We appreciate the patience and support of all the campers and visitors who helped us navigate this challenging season! Falls Reserve is accepting applications for new seasonal campers. Please email email@example.com for information on the application process and site availability.
The park remains open for day-use throughout the year. Please note:
- A day-use permit is still required during the off season.
- Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Please pick up after your pet.
- Stay safe – practice physical distancing by remaining at least 2 metres away from other visitors.
- Keep moving – use the trails to move, not gather.
- Shared space – stay alert, walkers and bikers use our trails.
- Anyone feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 shall not enter the Conservation Area.
3. Other Conservation Area
All other Conservation Areas have reopened for limited day use access.
- Please follow physical distancing recommendations – stay 2 metres apart.
- No fires, camping or social gatherings.
For information on the local COVID-19 situation visit the Huron Perth Public Health website at: hpph.ca
Maitland Conservation apologizes for the inconvenience these changes may cause but we are committed to protecting the health of our staff and watershed communities. If additional changes to our operations are required, we will provide updates on our website and social media channels.
If you have questions or concerns please contact:
Jayne Thompson, Communications and GIS-IT Coordinator