Lower Trent Conservation
Did You Know?

On average, Conservation Authorities plant more than 2M trees annually through their various tree planting programs and stewardship initiatives. This work helps to mitigate climate change by moderating the effects of drought and flooding, reducing soil erosion, reducing GHGs, sequestering carbon, providing habitat for wildlife, creating recreational opportunities, and providing an essential economic resource.


Surface Water Quality Sampling

Surface water is the water that flows through our rivers, lakes and streams.  The quality of this water is determined by measuring water chemistry.

Lower Trent Conservation monitors surface water through the Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) at nine sites across the watershed.  These sites are sampled monthly from April to September every year.  The samples are analyzed for a variety of parameters including pH, conductivity, alkalinity, major ions and metals.  The data gathered from this sampling is used to ensure the quality of the surface water for both human and aquatic life.