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.
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