Perguntas frequentes

Lynde Shores Conservation Area has expanded and additional parking lot now open

A construction project is near completion at Lynde Shores Conservation Area and provides:

  • A large constructed wetland to create additional habitat for wetland plants and wildlife
  • A new trail loop to provide a new visitor experience
  • A new Conservation Area entrance, parking lot and comfort station (comfort station currently closed due to COVID restrictions)
​This new area and parking lot can be accessed off Hall's Road (south off Victoria Street, just west of the current Lynde Shores Conservation Area entrance). The work is a project of the Region of Durham and Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA). For more information, please contact CLOCA: Perry Sisson, Director of Engineering and Field Operations; 905-579-0411, ext. 118

Conservation Areas are open and parking fees are in effect

Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures our Pay-and-Display parking metres no longer accept cash (coins). The flat rate fee of $6/vehicle/day can be paid by Visa and MasterCard only. Frequent users of our Conservation Areas, you may want to consider purchasing an annual Parking Pass. This pass grants you access and parking to any of our eight Conservation Areas for one year from the date of purchase. See you on the trails!

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Shoreline Risk Study

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) held an Online Public Information Centre (PIC) for this Shoreline Risk Study on Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. that was live-streamed on CLOCA's YouTube channel. This PIC was recorded and is available on YouTube for future reference. The presentation file,hazard maps, and draft risk maps are posted at If you have any questions or require additional information, please email

Notice of Online Community Open House: Rowe Channel Upgrade Study Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Town of Whitby, in partnership with Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to assess possible improvement alternatives for upgrading the Rowe Channel. The channel is located between the Whitby GO Station and Lake Ontario. The existing channel requires improvements to address the failing gabion baskets that line the channel. The project team has identified and evaluated a range of design options to reduce flooding risk to properties along the channel, minimize the Town’s maintenance costs, improve channel aesthetics, and reduce the presence of invasive species. For additional information, please click here.

Regional Councillor Bob Chapman Re-elected Chair of Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

At Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority’s (CLOCA’s) annual Board of Directors meeting on January 18, 2022, Regional and City of Oshawa Councillor Bob Chapman was re-elected to the position of Chair of the Conservation Authority and Regional and Town of Whitby Councillor Elizabeth Roy was elected as Vice-Chair. Full media release can be viewed here.

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority's 2021 Annual Report

Reflection keeps us focused on our watershed vision and excited about a healthy future. Each year we compile a 'year in review' document—our Annual Report—which briefly summarizes our work in the watershed, especially our new initiatives. Click here to view our 2021 Annual Report.