Maitland Conservation has adjusted operations to help reduce the risk of transmissions of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of public health directives please note:
- The Maitland Conservation Administration Centre in Wroxeter is currently closed to the public.
- Our staff are working remotely and are available by telephone and email. Open our staff directory to find contact information. Phone messages and emails are being checked on a regular basis.
- 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
- The next Maitland Conservation Members’ meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 19, 2021 will be held via Zoom. If you are interested in viewing the meeting in a webinar format, please email Jayne Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The meeting package will be posted in the About Us section of this website.
2. Tree Orders
- Adjustments are being made to the spring tree pick up. If you have ordered trees for spring planting Greg Urquhart, Forestry Technician, will be touch with information on when and where you will be able to pick up your trees. You can reach Greg by email at email@example.com or by phone at 519-335-3557 ext. 235.
3. Falls Reserve Conservation Area
The start of the camping has been shifted to May 20, 2021. This date is subject to change based on provincial directives. If your short stay camping reservation is affected by the provincial stay-at-home order your payment will be fully refunded automatically. You do not need to contact the park to receive your refund. We recognize that this is a fluid situation and we will update this post as additional information becomes available. Please view the Colour Code Operations document below for information on how the various COVID-19 scenarios will impact our operations.
Day-Use at Falls Reserve
The park remains open for day-use. Please note:
- The park gate is not currently open to vehicles. You are welcome to park at the front gate and walk or bike through the park. Fishing is also permitted provided Ontario fishing regulations are followed.
- A day-use permit is required. The off-season rate remains in place – $5 per person or $10 per family.
- 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.
- Outdoor gatherings are not permitted. The picnic shelter is closed and picnic tables are not currently available for use.
- Keep moving – use the trails to move, not gather.
- Shared space – stay alert; walkers, runners and bikers use our trails.
- Washrooms are closed however portable potties are in place at the front gate and in the day-use area near the falls.
- Anyone feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 shall not enter the Conservation Area.
4. Other Conservation Areas
All other Conservation Areas remain open for day-use access.
- Please follow physical distancing recommendations – stay 2 metres apart.
- No fires, camping or social gatherings. Picnic shelters are closed and picnic tables are not available.
- Use the trails to move, not gather.
Wawanosh Park Conservation Area – the camping season at Wawanosh Park is currently scheduled to start on May 20, 2021. This date is subject to change depending on provincial directives. Only seasonal camping sites are available at Wawanosh Park. No short stay sites are available and all seasonal sites are booked for 2021.
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