South Nation Conservation (SNC) has reopened public boat launches, river access points and certain Conservation Areas with COVID-19 precautions.
The Conservation Areas and municipal partner sites for river access points and boat launching that are open include:
- High Falls and Doran Park Conservation Areas in Casselman
- St. Albert Conservation Area in St. Albert
- Crysler Park Boat Launch in Crysler
- Embrun Boat Launch in Embrun
- Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester
- Jessup’s Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet
- McIntosh Park Conservation Area in Berwick
- Findlay Creek Conservation Area in Ottawa
- Alfred Bog Walk in Alfred
- Chesterville Waterfront Docks and Boat Launch in Chesterville
The Conservation Areas that are still opened and maintained include:
- Two Creek Forest Conservation Area in Morrisburg
- Oschmann Forest Conservation Area in Ormond
- Robert Graham Conservation Area in Glen Stewart
- Warwick Forest Conservation Area in Berwick
- J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area and the W. E. Burton Conservation Area in Russell
- Reveler Conservation Area in Crysler
- Nokomis Park in Limoges
SNC says the Camp Sheldrick Conservation Area in Winchester and the Oak Valley Pioneer Park Conservation Area in Winchester Springs are still temporarily closed. Also, play structures and washrooms will remain closed for now.
SNC’s Communications Lead John Mesman says they couldn’t be more thrilled to open the remainder of their parks, boat launches and docks for public use.
“People are excited to get out on the water and as long as our visitors continue to use our public spaces safely, we’re happy to provide access to the local environment!”
SNC reminds the public that distancing directives must continue to be followed and say it is unsafe and illegal under the Federal Fisheries Act to fish within 23 metres of a dam.
Updates on changes to operations and business can be found on their website here.