Trails on Raisin Region Conservation Authority properties remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, as users are reminded to follow physical distancing protocols outlined by health officials.
Locations include the Charlottenburg Park, the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, and the Gray’s Creek Conservation Area. Only nature trails are open to the public; all other facilities are closed. In addition to maintaining physical distancing, people are reminded to avoid touching any common surfaces as they are not sanitized.
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Our nature trails at Cooper Marsh, Gray’s Creek, and Charlottenburgh Park remain open; however, some boardwalks, play structures and other features are now closed for the protection of our visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our website at rrca.on.ca before your visit to learn what is open and closed at each Conservation Area. . While enjoying our trails, we remind visitors to practice physical distancing and avoid gathering in groups or touching common surfaces. #FlattenTheCurve
COVID-19 concerns have already had an impact upon the RRCA, including the cancellation of the 2020 Raisin River Canoe Race, a staple of the spring sports calendar. As well, all RRCA buildings have been closed to the public. Committee meetings and workshops through March have been cancelled, as was the planned March Break nature camp for kids. The conservation authority is continuing with its flood forecasting work and is hoping that the Gray’s Creek Marina will open as scheduled on April 27, followed by the Charlottenburg Park opening for camping on May 15.