CANCELLED: Public Consultation on Updated Development Policies and Wetland Mapping


UPDATE: Please be advised that the RVCA, SNC and RRCA are pausing consultation on updated wetland mapping. We appreciate the feedback and comments we have received to-date and support direction we received from the Ministry of Natural Resources giving us time to work on a local approach.
Over the coming months, the conservation authorities will work with ministry staff, municipalities and stakeholders to develop this local approach. Please note that this means that open houses and one-on-one meetings with property owners will be paused and rescheduled at a later date.
• CANCELLED – Open House on June 26 (RVCA Administrative Office, Manotick)
• CANCELLED – Open House on June 27 (SNC Administrative Office, Finch)
If you have any questions, please contact RVCA staff at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



EASTERN ONTARIO, June 7, 2024 – South Nation Conservation (SNC), Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) are welcoming public input on updated development policies and wetland mapping used in Conservation Authority permitting.

On April 1, 2024, the Government of Ontario replaced individual Conservation Authority Regulations under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, with Ontario Regulation 41/24: Prohibited Activities, Exemptions and Permits. This update requires Conservation Authorities to regulate development activities within 30 metres of all wetlands, as defined by the new regulation. 

Conservation Authority staff have completed draft updates to policies, procedures and mapping in response to these provincial changes. Watershed residents are invited to schedule individual meetings (in-person or virtual) or attend an upcoming public open house to learn more about proposed development policy updates and wetland mapping. 

Public Consultations dates and locations:

Civitan Club of Perth 
6787 County Road 43, Perth, Ontario 
Thursday, June 20, 2024

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

R.J. Kennedy Community Centre 
1115 Dunning Road, Cumberland, Ontario
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

RVCA Administrative Office 
3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, Ontario

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SNC Administrative Office 
38 Victoria Street, Finch, Ontario
Thursday, June 27, 2024

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information, visit the RVCA website here.


June 26, 2024

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RVCA Administrative Office, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick


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