Tick Information Sessions Hosted by Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

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Representatives from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be joining with the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) to provide a special presentation focusing on the growing spread and threat of ticks within the region in Brockville, to be followed by one in Kingston co-hosted by the CRCA and representatives from Lyme Kingston.

The presentation will inform participants on how to identify ticks, how to protect yourself while still enjoying the outdoors, and information about Lyme Disease.

On Saturday, April 29th a session will take place at the Nature Centre in the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville at 2 pm.  Admission is free for all members of the public.

To get to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap, turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two kilometres to the main entrance (or use Google maps)

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A session will then be held for Kingston at the Outdoor Centre in the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 2 pm.

The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401. Entry fees are: $5.50 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $14 per car. Annual passes are available for $80 per year.

For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit www.crca.ca or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).

You can also learn more about the CRCA on Facebook and on Twitter.

Photo: John Tann (cc)