Lower Trent Conservation

May 30, 2017
Stream of Dreams

Lower Trent Conservation’s youth environmental education program is expanding this week with the launch of a new Stream of Dreams program at Stockdale Public School ... Read more

May 23, 2017
Splish Splash the Wonder of Water!

This year, at the 8th annual Tri-County Children’s Water Festival facilitated by Lower Trent Conservation, close to 1,000 Grade 3-5 students will learn about our most precious natural resource – water. The festival runs May 25 and 26 at the Batawa Ski Hill ...Read more

May 3, 2017

Cops Help Kids Cast a Line
Campbellford's men and women in blue will be helping kids cast a line next weekend during the annual Seymour Family Fishing Day on Saturday, May 13. This event is being held three weeks earlier than in previous years ... Read more

April 20, 2017
Student Environmental Solutions are Winners for Earth Week
Local students clearly care about the environmental health of their communities. Six student teams presented their ideas on how to solve a local environmental issue as part the Caring for Our Watersheds TM contest. It wrapped up last night at Timber Ridge Golf Course, near Brighton, with the awarding of the $1,000 first place prize ... Read more

April 11, 2017
Seeking Input to Future Role
Lower Trent Conservation is seeking public input on the development of a new strategic plan to help shape the future of the organization. The strategic plan will be developed over the next year, for release in 2018, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and looks ahead to the next decade ... Read more

February 13, 2017
New Heads for Conservation Board
Lower Trent Conservation has a new Chair and Vice-Chair following its Annual Meeting held last week. Long-time member and representative of the City of Quinte West, Jim Alyea, and Eric Sandford, representative of the Municipality of Centre Hastings, were acclaimed to the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively ... Read more

January 10, 2017
Drought Advisory Ends
Lower Trent Conservation has lifted the 7-month drought advisory which was triggered by extreme dry conditions throughout most of 2016. Average precipitation in December and January and improved stream flows are no longer within the Ontario Low Water Response Program criteria ... Read more

December 15, 2016
Low Water Conditions Update
Most of the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region will remain in a Level 2 Low Water Condition at least through the first half of the winter season. In the northeastern section of the watershed, a Level 3 Low Water Condition will remain in effect for the Township of Stirling-Rawdon and the Municipality of Centre Hastings ... Read more

December 9, 2016
Landowner found Guilty of Watercourse Interference: Fined, Restoration Ordered
On November 29, 2016, a Centre Hastings landowner was fined $99,000 and ordered to complete restoration work for illegally constructing a dam and interfering with a watercourse ... Read more

November 30, 2016
Proposed Lower Trent Conservation Watershed Enlargement within the Municipality of Trent Hills

October 13, 2016
Tri-County Children’s Water Festival in Aviva Community Fund Competition
We need your votes! Lower Trent Conservation and McDougall Insurance have partnered together in support of the Tri-County Children’s Water Festival, a contender for the Aviva Community Fund 2016 competition, in the $50,000 and under category ... Read more

September 30, 2016
Low Water Conditions Update
Below normal rainfall over the past 6 months are continuing to bring very dry conditions to the Trent River valley.  As a result, a Level 2 Low Water Condition remains in effect for most of the watershed region, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake. In the northeastern section of the watershed, a Level 3 Low Water Condition continues for the Township of Stirling-Rawdon and the Municipality of Centre Hastings ... Read more

September 1, 2016
Low Water Conditions Continue
Precipitation in August has provided minor relief from the extreme dry conditions experienced during this year’s spring and summer months throughout the Trent River valley, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake ... Read more

August 17, 2016
LEVEL 2 Low Water Condition Continues
Despite recent rainfall, a Level 2 Low Water Condition remains in effect across the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake. Local residents are encouraged to continue to reduce their water use... Read more

August 5, 2016
LEVEL 2 Low Water Condition Continues
Below normal rainfall during the spring and early summer are continuing to bring very dry conditions to the Trent River valley.  As a result, a Level 2 Low Water Condition continues for the watershed region, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake... Read more

July 4, 2016
Low Water Condition Upgraded to Level 2
Rainfall continues to be in short supply across the Trent River valley. As a result, Lower Trent Conservation confirms Level 2 Low Water Conditions are now being experienced across the watershed region ... Read more

June 24, 2016
Environmental Education Receives a Big Boost
Lower Trent Conservation’s education programs got a big boost this spring when a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent a cheque to the Conservation Authority for $100,000, with the promise of two more cheques, one in each of 2017 and 2018... Read more

June 15, 2016
Low Water LEVEL 1 Condition UPDATE
Several rainfall events during the first two weeks of June has not been enough to lift the Low Water Level 1 Condition for the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West, and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake ... Read more

June 3, 2016
Low Water Level 1 Condition

With precipitation well below normal over the past two months, Level 1 Low Water (minor drought) conditions are now being experienced across the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region, an area stretching from Grafton to Quinte West, and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake ... Read more
Low Water Response Background Information

April 22, 2016
Student Environmental Solutions are Winners for Earth Day
Local students clearly care about the environmental health of their communities. A total of 111 students participated in an environmental contest, Caring for Our Watersheds, by submitting their ideas on how to solve a local environmental issue. The contest wrapped up last night at Timber Ridge Golf Course, near Brighton, when six team finalists competed for a chance to win the $1,000 first place prize. ... Read more

March 17, 2016
Guilty Pleas for Altering Wetlands

Two parties plead guilty last week to charges of interfering with wetlands associated with properties located in Brighton and Quinte West ... Read more

February 19, 2016

New Online Services Offer Assistance to Property Owners & Buyers

Lower Trent Conservation has unveiled two new online tools to assist landowners and potential buyers with obtaining information about environmentally sensitive features on a particular property prior to purchase or development activities ... Read more

February 12, 2016

Heads of Conservation Board Remain Same for 2016

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Lower Trent Conservation Board of Directors will remain unchanged for 2016 following its Annual Meeting held last night ... Read more

November 13, 2015

Landowner Found Guilty of Interference with a Watercourse

A Centre Hastings landowner involved in altering a watercourse without a permit from Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) has been convicted for breaching Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act... Read more

July 16, 2015
New Fundraising Initiative Launched for Youth Program

Imagine if our youth played an active role in improving the local environment.  Lower Trent Conservation has launched a new fundraising initiative in support of Caring for Our Watersheds TM – a program that does just that... Read more