SNC Accepting Tree Orders for Spring 2019


There are many ways for residents to take advantage of subsidies to help plant trees and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is encouraging interested residents to contact their office early to help plan their planting project. SNC has also added new funds to help property owners plant more trees alongside watercourses and farm fields. This is one of the new initiatives that the Conservation Authority is taking towards addressing the loss of regional forest cover.

SNC and Delta Waterfowl Partner for Annual First Hunt Program


For the eleventh year in a row, South Nation Conservation (SNC) has partnered with Delta Waterfowl to sponsor and administer its popular First Hunt Program, giving local kids between the ages of 12 and 15 the opportunity to safely develop sustainable hunting skills while under the direct supervision of qualified mentors.

SNC Publishes Report on Protecting, Increasing Forest Cover


A new report: “Protecting and Increasing Forest Cover in the South Nation Conservation Jurisdiction” was recently published by South Nation Conservation (SNC) and shared with its 16 member municipalities in Eastern Ontario. The report is a culmination of two years of consultation and review with local stakeholder working groups.

Drought Conditions Worsen in Part of SNC Jurisdiction


The South Nation Conservation (SNC) Water Response Team has upgraded the drought advisory from minor to moderate (Level 2) for the Upper South Nation River Region.  This area extends from the South Nation River headwaters in the Augusta Township to the Village of Casselman (see map).  The remainder of the jurisdiction will remain in a minor (Level 1) drought condition as originally issued on July 1, 2018.

SNC Employs Local Summer Students


With support from Federal and Provincial funding agencies, South Nation Conservation (SNC) continues to lead the way in local summer student employment. In total, 8 students were employed by the Conservation Authority this summer.

“We’re proud to be giving talented students an opportunity to work in their field of study,” says SNC Communications Lead, John Mesman.

All Aboard the SNC Fall Bus Tour!


One of the best ways to get a close-up view of the local landscape is by coach. You don’t have to focus on the driving, you’re up high looking through expansive windows, and the seats are extra comfy.

That’s just part of the attraction of the annual South Nation Conservation (SNC) bus tour coming up September 18th, rain or shine. The bus departs SNC’s office in Finch at 8 am, returning at 4 pm.

The cost is $15/person, including lunch. First-come, first-served for reservations.

SNC and City of Ottawa Launch Ash Tree Replacement Pilot Program


South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the City of Ottawa have partnered to launch the Ash Tree Replacement Pilot Program to assist City of Ottawa residents affected by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Landowners may be eligible to receive up to $500 in cost-share funding towards the removal and replacement of an infected ash tree on their property, up to a maximum of $5,000 per landowner (10 trees). Funding is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.

SNC Youth Fish Camps Educate Dozens


South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) 10th annual Youth Fish Camps have officially wrapped for the 2018 season. In total, 45 children aged 9 to 13-years old were hosted at three separate camps this summer, which took place at High Falls Conservation Area in Casselman, Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester, and Jessup's Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet.