Gateway to the Outdoors
The Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre is a year-round, multi-purpose facility located in the scenic, rolling hills of Northumberland County. It combines the conveniences of a modern building with the rustic surroundings of a diverse natural setting.
Thanks to a contribution from Shell Canada Limited, the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre was built in the summer of 1997. It will be a "gateway to the outdoors" providing an ideal setting for people to enjoy and learn more about the natural environment.
Lower Trent Conservation periodically offers various special events and workshops aimed at providing outdoor recreation and environmental education experiences to the general public. The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board also operates their outdoor education programs from the Conservation Centre. The Centre serves also as the base for the Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp, a summer day camp program for children.
The Conservation Centre offers a perfect setting for all types of functions ranging from small seminars, workshops and social gatherings to larger meetings and celebrations.
the 2-level building is accessible and barrier free
2 meeting rooms
an open, spacious classroom with a cathedral ceiling & view of Cold Creek valley
kitchenette, lab and washrooms
audio-visual equipment available
a natural, outdoor amphitheatre
building capacity is 120 (workshop set up with tables is 60)
As per Drinking Water Regulation O. Reg. 170/03, click here to obtain the Annual Report for the Drinking Water System at the Conservation Centre.
Recreational & Educational Opportunities
|Group picnicking||Conservation Area only||$1.00 per person|
|Conservation Area with access to lower floor of Conservation Centre||$1.00 per person plus $25.00|
Upper floor: Kitchen, Washrooms, Meeting Room
Lower Floor: Washrooms, Meeting Room
|1/2 day||$35.00 per floor|
|full day||$50.00 per floor|
For more information on special events or booking the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre, contact Lower Trent Conservation. The Centre is located at 1331 Pinewood School Road, 11 km north of Brighton off Hwy 30 at Orland.
The 3 oak leaves -- black, white & red -- have been adopted as a symbol for the diverse, natural setting in which the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre is set. Along with the white & red oak, the rare black oak can be found throughout the property. Other unique, natural features on the property include: prairie remnants; part of a provincially significant wetland; oak savannah; an established bluebird population; and one of eastern Ontario's finest trout streams.