Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Visit NVCA's website at for more information events and volunteer opportunities for tree planting and river restoration.
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-424-1479
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Primary Contact Maria Flannagan, Communications Coordinator, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority; Email:
Alternate Contact Sheryl Flannagan, Director, Corporate Services, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority; Phone: 705-424-1479; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Essa
Address & Map
8195 8th Line
Utopia, ON
Canada L0M 1T0
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Intersection 8th Line and County Rd 90
Mailing Address 8195 8th Line 
Utopia, ON 
Canada L0M 1T0
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; The John Hix Conservation Administration Centre and the John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre are wheelchair accessible, as well as the trail network.
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands. 
Hike, cycle, and cross-country ski our beautiful trails at one of NVCA's 11 conservation areas. Paddle and fish along the many branches of the Nottawasaga River. Participate in one of NVCA's environmental education events and programs.  
NVCA works with landowners across the Nottawasaga Watershed to protect and restore our environment, and helps ensure the future of our healthy water. Each year, thousands of volunteers participate in tree planting and stream and river restoration projects.  
NVCA also works to protect people and property from damage associated with flooding and erosion. It also works to protect source water (our drinking water) from contamination. 
For more information, please visit NVCA's website at
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Amaranth ; Barrie ; Blue Mountains ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Essa ; Grey Highlands ; Innisfil ; Melancthon ; Mono ; Mulmur ; New Tecumseth ; Oro-Medonte ; Shelburne ; Springwater ; Wasaga Beach
Boundaries Nottawasaga Valley Watershed
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk-in or Call
Languages English
Fees Admission - Daily Parking – $10.00? per vehicle; Annual Parking – $70.00 per vehicle
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name NVCA ; Tiffin
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960
Funding Provincial ; Grants ; Donations
Elections Jan
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Banquet Facilities ; Environmental Improvement Groups ; Outdoor Environmental Education