As Ontario moves into Stage One of the Roadmap to Reopen, Maitland Conservation is adjusting operations while still ensuring that protocols are followed to reduce the risk of transmissions of COVID-19.
- The Maitland Conservation Administration Centre in Wroxeter is now open to the public on a limited basis.
- The front vestibule is open to one person at a time. Masks must be worn.
- Many of our staff will continue to work remotely so we strongly encourage you to call ahead and set up an appointment before arriving at the office. 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 July 28, 2021 and will be held via Zoom. If you are interested in viewing the meeting in 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. Falls Reserve Conservation Area
Falls Reserve is now open for camping and day use. Please review the information below and visit the Falls Reserve section of the website before visiting.
Notes for Campers
- The park is now open for short stay and seasonal camping. Please book a reservation prior to arriving at the park.
- A maximum of six (6) people are permitted to occupy a campsite including children and babies. Please note that this requirement is not related to the COVID-19 situation. This is a long standing Conservation Area regulation.
- All campsites are based on single household family occupancy (2 adults and their children under 18-years of age). Each additional adult over 2 adults will be charged a $5.00 nightly rate.
- Stay safe – it is encouraged that only people living at the same address camp together at a single campsite, regardless of the campsite capacity.
- Gatherings at Falls Reserve are limited to 50 people in the day-use area.
- New Changes to Cedar Campground – the number of campsites in the Cedar Campground has been reduced to decrease the pressure on facilities during the pandemic. Cedar has also been designated as a Radio and Audio Equipment Prohibited Camp Area to create a family friendly camping atmosphere.
Day-Use at Falls Reserve
- A day-use permit of $15 per vehicle is required. Vehicles will be admitted from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. Day use visitors must leave the park by 8:00 pm.
- If you want to fish at the stocked pond a permit is $8 for adults and $4 for youth from 13 to 17. You are also required to have an Ontario fishing license to fish at the pond.
- 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.
- At Falls Reserve gatherings are limited to 50 people in the day-use area.
- Keep moving – use the trails to move, not gather.
- Shared space – stay alert; walkers, runners and bikers use our trails.
- The washrooms will be open with limited capacity.
- If the park becomes too crowded staff will restrict access.
- Anyone feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 shall not enter the Conservation Area.
3. Wawanosh Park Conservation Area
Wawanosh Park will open for seasonal camping on June 11, 2021. Only seasonal camping sites are available at Wawanosh Park. No short stay sites are available and all seasonal sites are booked for 2021.
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 or camping. Gatherings are limited to 25 people with physical distancing maintained. Picnic shelters are closed and picnic tables are not available.
- Use the trails to move, not gather.
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