Get Involved


You can get involved with the CRCA in a number of ways:

  • participate in an event, open house or public meeting
  • join a Friends group
  • volunteer
  • plant trees
  • make a donation.


We are looking for volunteers to work as interpreters, night hike helpers, ticket collectors or crafters. We are looking for individuals who are:  confident and comfortable relaying information or interacting with the public, comfortable walking the trails at night, have knowledge of nature or are willing to learn. If you are interested in volunteering please email and let us know you interests and we will be in touch.

Maple Madness

The CRCA recruits volunteers to help with our Maple Madness program at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, tree planting at Lemoine Point Conservation Area and other projects. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with Maple Madness in March. The following positions are available:

  • recycling and composting (placing recyclables and compostables in the proper bins in the sugar bush)
  • sugar bush helper (emptying sap buckets, tending fires, helping with the evaporator)
  • sugar shack helper (serving pancakes and drinks to visitors)
  • parking lot attendant
  • puppet shows
  • demonstration stations (i.e. tree tapping demos, maple taffy demo)

This is a great way to earn your high school volunteer hours or to volunteer as a family. Visit our online services page to fill out a volunteer form.

Cataraqui Conservation Foundation

The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation needs volunteers for their board of directors and for special events. Find out more by visiting their website.

Cataraqui Trail

The Cataraqui Trail Management Board is looking for trail maintainers. Find out more by visiting their website.

Events and Meetings

We offer a variety of events, presentations and workshops every year. Most of these have a nature, environmental or outdoor recreation theme. Find out what’s coming up on our events page or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Public meetings are held when we are making decisions on matters that are of interest to the public. For example, when we are developing conservation area master plans, changes to our policies or procedures, or we are looking for feedback on a proposal. These are advertised in local media and posted on this website.

All of our board meetings are open to the public. Find out what’s coming up on our board minutes and agendas page.

Friends Groups

The CRCA works closely with two Friends groups. The Friends of Lemoine Point assist us with Lemoine Point Conservation Area in Kingston. The Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area help us with Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville. Both groups welcome new members and volunteers.

Find out more by clicking on the links below:

Plant Trees

Planting trees helps improve the local natural environment. If you have more than 1 hectare of land, you can participate in our subsidized tree planting program. To find out more, visit our conservation programs page.

Make a Donation

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation are both registered charitable organizations. You can make a donation to either organization and direct it towards a specific program, project or conservation area. You can make a donation by cheque and mail it to P.O. Box 160, Glenburnie ON, K0H 1S0 or you can donate on-line through