Check back often for more details about these events.
Drinking Water Sources Seminar
February & March, 2008
Do you know where your water comes from? Where it goes? What you can do to ensure a safe and abundant supply of water? Answers to these questions and more will be available at upcoming seminars. Local water experts will be on hand to explain how water is distributed from the source to your tap, as well as explain what is being done locally to protect your drinking water supply. The Well Wise Resource Centre will discuss good private well management practices and the local Health Unit will provide information about ensuring the safety of your drinking water.
The seminars will run from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as follows:
February 26 - Lower Trent Conservation Administration Office, 714 Murray Street, Trenton
March 18 - Keeler Centre, 80 Division Street, Colborne
March 19 - Public Library, 98 Bridge Street, East, Campbellford
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Dan Orr, Communications Assistant.
Marsh Monitoring Workshop
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Join Terry Sprague and learn how you can be a part of a worthwhile and fun program by monitoring frogs and birds in a wetland near you! The workshop is sponsored by the Trent-Severn Waterway's Species at Risk Program. Helping species at risk can be as simple as learning more about the needs, habits and habitats of these species. By learning more, we become more aware of opportunities to make a difference. There is no charge for this workshop but contact us to register. Refreshments will be provided. Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area is located north of Brighton off Highway 30. Turn left on Goodrich Road at Orland.
3rd Annual Sustainable Living Symposium
Loyalist College, Belleville
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Lower Trent Conservation has joined The Sustainable Living Symposium as a sponsor for the 2008 event. Topics will include renewable energy, low-emission and hybrid vehicles, sustainable agricultural practices, energy conservation, alternative construction and the many environmental and economic benefits to buying and selling local products and services. Click here for more details.
Managing Rural Properties Workshop
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Fenella Hall (on County Road 45 north of south of Roseneath)
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Create: a self assessment of your environmental performance as a property owner and an action plan
Learn about: Forest, stream, wetland and grassland stewardship, protecting your property’s natural features for future generations, where to access technical and financial support, and more…
Talk to: Representatives of organizations offering stewardship programs and services
For more information about this upcoming workshop, feel free to contact Ashley Wilson, Landowner Contact Specialist – Rice Lake Plains Area, at (613) 394-3915 ext 225.
Quinte Trash Bash
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Participate in the Annual Quinte TrashBash and help clean up the local environment. A Trash Bash package with gloves, garbage bags, general/safety instructions and garbage/recycling drop locations will be available to anyone who registers. Online registration available or call Colleen Dupuis, Quinte Watershed Cleanup, at 613-392-8404, or Lower Trent Conservation at
Thanks to the sponsors:
Quinte Watershed Cleanup • Lower Trent Conservation • Quinte Waste Solutions • City of Quinte West • City of Belleville
For Prince Edward County Trash Bash, click here.
Quinte Wildlife Conservation Dinner
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Knights of Columbus Hall
57 Stella Crescent, Trenton
Social Hour 6 PM - Dinner 7PM
The Quinte Wildlife Conservation Dinner Committee is a group of volunteers who work together each year to raise money for local wildlife, education and conservation projects. This year marks the Committee’s 23rd annual conservation dinner and art auction. The dinner features a live and silent auction, door prizes, and special raffles. Funds raised have gone to projects such as the Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation Healing Garden, Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, and the Bleasdell Boulder Preservation Corporation.
Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased by credit card by calling Don O’Neill at 613-392-2361 or in person at the Timberwolf Gallery (44A Front Street, Trenton), Quinte Art & Custom Frame (Riverside Plaza on Glen Miller Road) or the Lower Trent Conservation office.
Birds of the Rice Lake Plains
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna
10 AM to noon
Celebrate International Migratory Birds Day with slide talks and an early morning bird walk with a focus on grassland birds.
Optional early morning bird walk at 8:00 am - Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna (parking at Ding's Sports Bar)
Talks begin at 10:00 am at the Black Oak Savanna - Meeting at Ding's Sports Bar, followed by light lunch (provided).
Optional tours of the Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna and Nature Conservancy sites afterwards.
For more information or to register for this free event, contact Ashley Wilson, Landowner Contact Specialist – Rice Lake Plains Area, at Lower Trent Conservation, (613) 394-3915 ext 225.
Sponsored by the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative and the Caring for the Moraine project, with funding from the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation
Seymour Family Fishing Day
Seymour Conservation Area
Saturday, June 7, 2008
8 AM to 2 PM (Rain or Shine)
Rainbow trout fishing in the quarry. No charge. DONATIONS accepted in support of habitat restoration at the Conservation Area.
We have joined forces again this year with the Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire program. The Real Fishing’s Bob Izumi created this program in partnership with the Police Association of Ontario and Canadian Tire to encourage youngsters to enjoy the benefits of recreational fishing. Join us for lots of great draw prizes, fishing demonstrations and more. Check back for more details of the event.
Seymour Conservation Area is located just south of Campbellford on Highway 30. For more information, contact Lower Trent Conservation, 613-394-4829.
RBC Day at Ontario's Conservation Areas
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Join RBC for a FREE day at Conservation Areas across the Province. While there are no gate fees for our 18 properties, there is a diversity of outdoor recreational facilities offered by Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. They own and protect over 135,000 hectares (350,000 acres) of natural lands and offer more than 250 Conservation Areas for you to explore and enjoy. These Conservation Areas offer a wide range of natural experiences. To find out more about what RBC is doing to help protect local watersheds and the RBC Blue Water Project, click here.
Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
July and August, 2008
Summer day camp for children ages 6 to 12. Outdoor and indoor events, active and quiet-time activities, crafts, games, hikes, music, stories and puppet shows - all with an environmental twist. Also many awesome guests join us through the summer. In 2007, some of our guests included Jason Bonning (Hawk Show), Indian River Reptile Zoo, Traveling TackleShare (Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters) and Sedge (Reeling in Fun). For all the details including highlights for the 2008 program, click here Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp -- "the natural place to spend the day".