Lower Trent Conservation
Did You Know?

Collectively, Conservation Authorities own and protect a total of 150,000 hectares, including forests, wetlands, areas of natural and scientific interest, recreational lands, natural heritage and cultural sites, as well as, land for flood and erosion control.


Healthy Lands – Clean Water Stewardship Program

Lower Trent Conservation offers cost-share funding to landowners interested in a variety of stewardship projects. Landowners living within the Lower Trent Conservation watershed are eligible. Here are some things you can do to help:

  • Plant trees to increase forest cover, fill in woodlot edges and connect fragmented woodlots
  • Buffer your stream, river or lakeshore by planting native trees, shrubs or wildflowers
  • Garden with native plants and control invasive species
  • Create and improve fish and wildlife habitats
  • Restore rare prairie and savannah habitats
  • Fence livestock out of streams and provide alternate sources of drinking water
  • Use cover crops on fields
  • Keep your septic system in good working order

Here is how the stewardship program works:

  1. Call and discuss your project ideas with Lower Trent Conservation staff.
  2. Book an initial site visit.
  3. Submit a funding application form FILE DOES NOT EXIST, including: two (2) quotes from registered businesses.
  4. Applications are reviewed based on the environmental benefit & project design.
  5. Successful applicants receive a letter with the approved funding amount and terms.
  6. Complete your project & save your receipts!
  7. Contact Lower Trent Conservation staff to book your final site visit & submit all eligible expense receipts with proofs of payment. Receipts must be dated after the approval date.
  8. A grant cheque is sent to you, the applicant.
  9. Maintain your project for at least 10 years and enjoy the benefits of healthy lands and clean water!

For more information or to schedule your site visit with Lower Trent Conservation, contact Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology & Stewardship Specialist at 613-394-3915 extension 252.