Stratford News Wildwood Conservation Area to officially open for the season next week SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Apr. 25th, 2019 Swimming no longer allowed at Wildwood Conservation Area because of bacteria. . Photo supplied by Facebook. It’s a sure sign of spring. Come next Wednesday at 8 a.m., the Wildwood Conservation Area in St.Marys officially opens for the season The Upper Thames Conservation Authority says the area offers 431 campsites and 30 kilometers of biking and hiking trails. New for this season is an accessible canoe/kayak boat launch and dock coming in June. Notable events scheduled are Canada Day Celebrations on June 30th and an Autumn Open House on September 29th.