Lower Trent Conservation
March 24, 2020
In an ongoing effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) continues to follow the lead of our local public health units, as well as provincial and federal health officials. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, visitors and their families is our top priority. After careful consideration, LTC is responding with a number of changes in operations and programming effective immediately...Read More

December 20, 2019 Lower Trent Conservation is pleased to announce that one of its staff has been recognized nationally for outstanding work associated with Geographic Information System mapping (GIS mapping). Earlier this year, ArcGIS users across Canada submitted their best maps and apps for the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) 2020 Canada Calendar. Lower Trent Conservation entered the contest with its submission of a new and highly detailed watershed map of the Lower Trent watershed region which was developed by the organization’s `Information Technology Specialist’ Jeffrey Meyer. Meyer’s map was one of 12 successful contest entries nationwide to be selected for Esri’s 2020 Canada Calendar...Read More

November 25, 2019
Lower Trent Conservation is pleased to announce that the first year of an ambitious three-year natural buffer planting project has been successfully completed at its Murray Marsh Natural Habitat Area. Thanks to generous funding from Forest Recovery Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation a total of 6,842 trees and shrubs representing 15 native species were planted in 2019...Read More 

October 4, 2019  Lower Trent Conservation is seeking public input on its proposed 2020 Fee Policy and Schedules. If approved, next year’s fee schedules would include slight increases geared to help cover the costs for development review services and products that are not supported through provincial grant funding. Revenue generated from this user pay system helps to reduce the burden on local municipalities and taxpayers at large...Read More   

September 5, 2019  The youth environmental education program at Lower Trent Conservation received a welcome boost this week, coinciding nicely with the ‘Back to School’ season. Cascades Containerboard Packing – Trenton Mill stepped-up with a $5,000 donation in support of the authority’s ` Connecting KIDS with NATURE’ initiatives for the 2019-2020 school year...Read More  

August 1, 2019  While summer is a time for fun in the sun and relaxation, a trio of local youth from the 1st Wooler Scout Group chose to spend their free time creating a special gift for nature lovers. Troop members Cameron Newberry, Luke Lassardo and Flynn Goldthorpe spearheaded the build of a beautiful, wooden picnic table which they gifted to Lower Trent Conservation for public use. The table has been placed along the scenic shoreline of Cold Creek, on the Esker Trail Loop, at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area for all to enjoy...Read More 

July 17, 2019  The proud, nature-nurturing legacy of Friends of The Trail Inc. will continue thanks to a recent donation made by the group in support of Lower Trent Conservation’s `Connecting KIDS with NATURE’ program. Yesterday, members of Friends of The Trail (FOTT) were thanked by the Authority for a generous gift of $6,000. The funding will be used to assist in the delivery of youth environmental education initiatives spearheaded by Lower Trent Conservation...Read More

July 12, 2019 Lower Trent Conservation’s youth environmental education initiatives received a powerful boost today thanks to Enbridge Pipelines Inc. For the second year in a row, the leading energy delivery company in North America has gifted a $5,000 donation in support of the authority’s annual Tri-County Children’s Water Festival. Using fun and experiential learning activities, the Festival teaches local youth about the importance of protecting and conserving our nation’s most precious natural resource – water! ...Read More

May 31st, 2019Murray Marsh Natural Habitat Area Restoration Project This week marked the launch of an exciting 3-year project for Lower Trent Conservation’s ecological stewardship and conservation lands programs. The Murray Marsh Natural Habitat Area Restoration Project will see approximately 9 ha of natural buffers, consisting of over 12,500 native trees, planted to protect and enhance the ecology of Murray Marsh...Read More

May 24th, 2019 Tri-County Children’s Water Festival: Celebrating a Decade of Fostering Water Stewardship Practices  The annual Tri-County Children’s Water Festival, spearheaded by Lower Trent Conservation, is celebrating 10 years of fostering water stewardship practices among local youth!   Approximately 1,000 students, from grades 3 to 5, attended the annual event held yesterday and again today (May 23 & 24) at the Batawa Ski Hill. The 2019 Tri-County Children’s Water Festival provided local youth with a better understanding of the importance and diversity of our country’s most precious natural resource – water. More than 30 fun and innovative activity centers helped local students engage in experiential learning focused on water conservation, water protection and water safety...Read more

April 15, 2019Lower Trent Conservation Bracing for Impact Following 48% Cut in Provincial Funding Provincial funding for critical conservation authority programs that warn people about flooding and protect property from costly damages has been reduced by almost half as a result of the 2019 Ontario Budget announced last week. The funding cuts are effective immediately...Read more

March 5, 2019
Lower Trent Conservation's Farewell Frost Fest Technically speaking, spring is just around the corner, and like many, Lower Trent Conservation is ready to bid a fond farewell to the cold, blustery, wintry months. If you’re tired of hibernating, or just looking for something fun to do with the kids on March Break that won't break the bank, Lower Trent Conservation invites you to join them for the Farewell Frost Fest! This inaugural event is happening March 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, just off Hwy 30, north of Brighton. It’s the perfect opportunity to stave off those winter blues, connect with family and friends, and embrace the beauty of nature... Read more

January 21, 2019
Lower Trent Conservation Seeking Public Input on Proposed Proctor Park Improvements  Lower Trent Conservation is seeking public input on proposed improvements to its Proctor Park Conservation Area located in Brighton, ON. The improvements, slated to begin this spring, include installation of a memorial grove walkway, planting of trees, upgrades to the picnic shelter and signage, naturalization of habitat and better vehicular traffic management... Read more   

January 7, 2019
Lower Trent Conservation CAO/Secretary Treasurer Announces Retirement
 After nearly 3 decades of dedicated service to Lower Trent Conservation, Glenda Rodgers, Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary-Treasurer, has announced her pending retirement, effective May 15, 2019... Read more  

November 23, 2018
Join us at the Trenton Woodlot Conference
Plan to attend the 29th annual Trenton Woodlot Conference on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Batawa Community Centre... Read more
Trenton Woodlot Conference Brochure
Trenton Woodlot Conference Poster

March 9, 2018 Lower Trent Conservation Amends Watershed Boundary
All residents living within the Municipality of Trent Hills will now have access to conservation authority services following a special meeting held last night at the Lower Trent Conservation Administration Office ... Read more

February 9, 2018
Heads of Conservation Board Remain Same for 2018
The Chair and Vice Chair of the Lower Trent Conservation Board of Directors will remain unchanged for 2018 following its Annual Meeting held last night. Jim Alyea, long-time municipal representative on the Board and Deputy Mayor of the City of Quinte West, and Eric Sandford, representative of the Municipality of Centre Hastings, were both acclaimed to the Chair and Vice Chair respectively ... Read more

November 22, 2017
The Rotary Club of Stirling Fulfills Dreams by ‘Connecting KIDS with NATURE’
Local youth environmental education has received a helping hand from the Rotary Club of Stirling. Today, the club donated $1,600 in support of Lower Trent Conservation’s ‘Connecting KIDS with NATURE’ initiative. Additionally, 18 club members volunteered 166 hours over 5 days to assist in the delivery of the Stream of Dreams™ program to students at Stirling Public School. Stream of Dreams™ is one of several youth environmental education programs delivered under the umbrella of Lower Trent Conservation’s ‘Connecting KIDS with NATURE’ ... Read more

November 20, 2017
Adopt a Tree, a Bird, a Bee: Give the Gift of Nature with Lower Trent Conservation

Lower Trent Conservation invites the public to give the gift of nature this holiday by participating in their inaugural Adopt a Tree, a Bird, a Bee program. Nature lovers can Adopt a Tree, a Bird, a Bee in memory of a loved one, in honour of someone special, or as a gift for those “hard to buy for” people ... Read more

November 3, 2017
‘Greening the Greenbelt’ Project Part of Living Memorial
Quinte West – A host of partners will be converging on the Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area along the shoreline of the Trent River this afternoon to mark the 2nd year anniversary of Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign ... Read more

October 21, 2017
Rotary Club of Trenton Digs In
Quinte West – The Rotary Club of Trenton is back digging in to help Lower Trent Conservation with its ‘Greening the Greenbelt’ Shoreline Habitat Project at Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area. Last spring, club members planted 250 native trees and shrubs and are returning today to continue their support of the shoreline restoration project ... Read more

July 20, 2017
Local Quarry ‘Rocks’ Support for Youth Environmental Education
CRH Canada Group Inc. has shared a shovel full of support for local youth environmental education. Today, the corporation’s `Ogden Point Quarry’, located along the shore of Lake Ontario, south of Colborne, donated $2,000 in support of Lower Trent Conservation’s “Connecting KIDS with NATURE” youth environmental education initiatives ... Read more

June 26, 2017
Early Kick Off to Canada 150 Celebrations
Thirty canoe/kayak enthusiasts joined Lower Trent Conservation in a paddling adventure on the Trent River yesterday to kick off Canada 150 celebrations. The PADDLE the TRENT event, held on Sunday, June 25, was part of Canada 150 events planned within the Municipality of Trent Hills ... Read more

June 8, 2017
Getting a Little Help from Our Friends
With a little help from Murray Centennial Public School and the Trenton Rotary Club, Lower Trent Conservation is a step closer to completing phase two of what is hoped to be an all-year long ‘Greening the Greenbelt’ project at Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area ... Read more

May 30, 2017
Stream of Dreams

Lower Trent Conservation’s youth environmental education program is expanding this week with the launch of a new Stream of Dreams program at Stockdale Public School ... Read more

May 23, 2017
Splish Splash the Wonder of Water!

This year, at the 8th annual Tri-County Children’s Water Festival facilitated by Lower Trent Conservation, close to 1,000 Grade 3-5 students will learn about our most precious natural resource – water. The festival runs May 25 and 26 at the Batawa Ski Hill ... Read more

May 3, 2017

Cops Help Kids Cast a Line
Campbellford's men and women in blue will be helping kids cast a line next weekend during the annual Seymour Family Fishing Day on Saturday, May 13. This event is being held three weeks earlier than in previous years ... Read more

April 27, 2017
Earth Month Wrap Up Activities at Lower Trent Conservation - Tree Seedling & Rain Barrel Pick up Day This Friday
To wrap of Earth Month, over 350 individuals will be converging on the Lower Trent Conservation Administration Office this Friday, April 28 to pick up close to 15,000 native tree and wildlife seedlings as well as approximately 200 rain barrels, water tanks, and other water conservation accessories. Read more