LTVCA Watershed – Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority’s conservation areas and campgrounds expect to enter Step 1 of the Ontario roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. However, we will confirm closer to the expected start of Step 1 with regards to campground openings for overnight transient camping at Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority’s (LTVCA) conservation areas – Big Bend, C.M. Wilson and E.M. Warwick.
Once the date of Step 1 of Ontario’s Reopening is confirmed, more outdoor activities will resume with smaller, well-managed crowds where risk of transmission is minimized. For the LTVCA’s conservation areas and campgrounds this will mean: outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be permitted, campgrounds will open for overnight transient camping and public washrooms in our day use areas will be open.
Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen is a 3-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures. The plan is based on the province wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. Until we move to Step 1 of the roadmap, we must all continue to follow the rules and public health measures under the provincewide emergency brake. The province will remain at each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators.
The LTVCA will continue to monitor changes and provide updates as the province works to best protect us during this COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and hope we all will soon be able to enjoy the full benefits of what nature provides. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward being able to allow camping once given the directive by the province. Updates and information on impacts to LTVCA programs and services can be viewed on each conservation area page on our website at www.ltvca.ca. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and the community remains our highest priority.
For further information contact
Mark Peacock – CAO Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority