Conservation Authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.
Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors.
Warmer temperatures, however, also bring rain, melting snow and ice, which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses.
Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.
The community members are, therefore, reminded to keep their family members and pets safely away from any water’s edge and help make this an enjoyable spring.
For more information, contact your local conservation authority.
Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (416) 661-6514; Conservation Halton (905) 336-1158; Credit Valley Conservation (905) 670-1615; Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority; (905) 579-0411; Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (905) 885-8173; Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (705) 424-1479; and Kawartha Conservation (705) 328-2271 or 1-800-668-5722.