Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (LCCCA) Master Plan

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area has been owned and operated by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) since the early 1970s. There are many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare property year-round. The Conservation Area includes marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities.

Located just north of Highway 401 and Division Street in Kingston, Little Cataraqui Creek is very accessible to Kingston residents and visitors to the area.

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is also headquarters for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. Our Administration Office and Main Workshop are located there and the Outdoor Centre is the base of operations for our education programs.

Why a Master Plan?

The last Master Plan for Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area was approved in 1979. Much has changed on the property and in the Kingston area since that time.

Typically, a Master Plan is a 20-year document to guide the management, operation and development of a Conservation Area. These plans define property uses, development and policies in accordance with CRCA goals.

What makes this Conservation Area special?

  • Provides significant green space in the Kingston regional area, providing a buffer between the urban and rural areas.
  • Part of a provincially significant wetland complex and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, plants and trees.
  • The home for the CRCA’s conservation education programs, administration office and central workshop facility.
  • Contains the Cataraqui Creek Clay Ridges which have been designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).
  • Part of the Little Cataraqui Creek watershed. The dam and reservoir provide flood control and low flow augmentation for Little Cataraqui Creek.

The Master Plan Process

At our first public open house on September 29, 2011 we provided information about the Conservation Area and presented three concepts for consideration.

After the preferred concept was selected, a draft of the Master Plan was developed. The public was able to provide comments on the document.

Another public open house was held on September 18, 2012 to review the draft Master Plan and allow the public to provide comments in person.

In November 2012, the final Master Plan for the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area was adopted.

Review the LCCCA Master Plan (PDF)



Contact for more information

Tom Beaubiah, Conservation Lands Manager
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 160, 1641 Perth Road,
Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0
Phone: (613) 546-4228 ext. 240
Fax: (613) 547 6474
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