Stratford News Swimming no longer allowed at Wildwood Conservation Area because of bacteria SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Aug. 8th, 2019 No swimming allowed at Wildwood Conservation Area because of bacteria. (Photo supplied by Facebook). Cross the Wildwood Conservation Area off the list of places to take a dip. Officials say the beach in the area is now closed for swimming, until further notice, because of high levels of bacteria. The bacteria can pose a risk to your health. The good news is that you can still watch a sunset by the lake. You’re also invited to hike, picnic, or do many other things in the conservation area.