Biinaagami is a multimedia, change-provoking initiative rooted in Indigenous knowledges. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community water hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife, people and place in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed.
Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
This status is based on the latest sample, take on August 17th, 2023
Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as
test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide
on August 23rd at 1:37 PM.
Rockwood Conservation is sampled
Water Quality Graph:
About Rockwood Conservation
The Rockwood conservation area is a beautifully unique site; glacial potholes, limestone cliffs, old ruins and calm waters attract a large number of visitors annually. Canoeing and Kayaking are among the most popular activities in the conservation area. You can bring your own craft and put it in at the end of the beach or at the Harris Mill Ruins. Anglers can expect to catch brown trout, bullheads, carp, large and smallmouth bass. There is a sandy beach area marked with buoys to indicate shallow swimming waters. The beach is not supervised by lifeguards. Hiking trails can be accessed from the beach and mill ruins.
Photo by: Alex Getaldic
In 2017, Public Health Units with Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) beaches in their jurisdiction, in consultation with the conservation authority, reviewed the GRCA beach management program and made the decision to discontinue water quality testing by public health units at GRCA beaches.
These beaches are located within three health units in Waterloo Region, Brant County and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.
GRCA will continue sampling every two weeks in the months from June to August and post results, along with the amount of rain fallen, on the GRCA website (https://apps.grandriver.ca/beachconditions/public/beachconditions.aspx). Swim Guide checks this website whenever sample information is updated during the swimming season.
In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.