Conservation authority director is moving on
GANARASKA REGION — A longtime local watershed director with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) headquartered in Port Hope is leaving.
Mark Peacock is taking a promotion to general manager with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority near the City of Catham in early December, he said during an interview Wednesday.
His area of responsibility is the bottom or “lower half of the Themes Valley.”
It is a larger area that the GRCA and a “much bigger river” and the position brings new challenges and responsibilities, Peacock said.
With his children grown, he said this was a good time to make a move in his career.
Among the projects he has overseen throughout the years here is the Water Source Protection Plan for the watershed, programs dealing with well water, area flooding and water consumption protocols through drought periods.
This past spring excessive water in the system, and resulting high levels due to rains and runoff was a significant issue for Peacock and GRCA staff. Peacock leaves Dec. 8. It will be up to the GRCA board to determine how to deal with this vacancy.