In response to requests from local communities, Lower Trent Conservation was formed in 1968 under the Conservation Authorities Act to protect, restore and manage water and other natural resources within the Lower Trent watershed region.
Our watershed management program is based on several watersheds encompassing 2,121 square kilometers. It includes the lower portion of the Trent River watershed and a number of smaller watersheds draining into Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.
We are accountable to the residents of the watershed through our Board of Directors appointed by the elected councils of the seven municipalities located either entirely, or partially, within the watershed region. This accountability, combined with local decision making, is a key strength that Lower Trent Conservation draws on as we work with our partners to address the region’s environmental challenges.
We are striving to be a local leader in conservation - working with others towards healthy watersheds for now and future generations.
We see healthy watersheds as having:
- excellent water quality
- excellent water quantity
- reduced flood & erosion risk
- natural areas for all to share
- abundant & diverse natural habitats
- vibrant & productive communities
- people who appreciate the natural environment
Fee Policy & Schedule
Lower Trent Conservation charges fees to assist with covering program costs for services and products that are not supported through government funding. The fees take into account estimated staff time, travel, and material costs, but only partially cover the cost of the service.
Notice: The current fee schedule is under review. The public is invited to submit comments on a revised fee schedule until October 24, 2014.
Lower Trent Conservation is a member of Conservation Ontario, the umbrella organization that represents Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities. Conservation Ontario supports the network of Conservation Authorities by raising awareness of the network at the community and provincial levels. Conservation Ontario also works to build relationships and influence decision makers as it relates to the development and expansion of the Conservation Authority program.