Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA)
The Grand River flows 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie.
The Grand River Conservation Authority manages water and other natural resources on behalf of 39 municipalities and close to one million residents.
Through its predecessor agencies, the Grand River Conservation Authority lays claim to being the first watershed management agency in Canada.
It continues today as a partnership of its member municipalities, which have banded together to manage and restore the river.
The province of Ontario and many partner groups also work with the GRCA to improve the river.
Today's GRCA continues to be a leader in watershed management programs, undertaken for the benefit of all residents who share a belief in the importance of the Grand, a Canadian Heritage River.
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