Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority responds to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

In its continuing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) continues to follow the lead of our local public health units, as well as provincial and federal health officials.

The health, safety and well-being of our staff and visitors is our top priority. After careful consideration, MVCA is responding with the following current changes in operations and programming effective immediately:

  • The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Administration Centre (10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place) is closed to the general public until Monday, April 6.
  • The Gatehouse at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area (2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Almonte) is closed to the general public until Monday, April 6.
  • All essential services including MVCA’s Flood Forecasting and warning operations remain active.
  • The trails at our conservation areas (Mill of Kintail, Morris Island and Purdon) remain open for physical and mental health benefits.
  • Meetings and events scheduled at the MVCA Administration Centre and Gatehouse will be cancelled or rescheduled as appropriate.

Community members are asked to utilize phone or e-mail if they need to contact or correspond with staff during this time. Please note that response and processing times may be delayed.

MVCA is continuing to monitor this developing situation. Please check back often for updates. Your patience, support and cooperation is appreciated.

MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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