Lower Trent Conservation

Special Event

2016 Outdoor Series Goodrich-Loomis
Join Ewa, our Ecology & Stewardship Specialist, on a series of outdoor adventures across the Trent River valley. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted to help us continue to offer these learning experiences. Dress for trail & weather conditions! In case of inclement weather, these events may be cancelled for safety reasons at short notice. If in doubt, please call our office at 613-394-4829 on the day of the event.

For directions to meeting locations, click on the event icon in the Google Map below for a link to driving directions. Zoom in to individual events to view planned route (yellow route outlines). For more information, contact Ewa by email or call 613-394-3915 ext. 252.

MOONWALK @ Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
Wednesday, March 23 – 8:00 to 9:30 PM

Under a full moon, we will walk (approx. 2 km) and learn about nocturnal life within the prairie & savannah restoration site located along the North View Trail. Bring a light source and appropriate footwear, possibly snowshoes, if there is snow. Meet at the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area parking lot.

INTO THE MURRAY MARSH @ Murray Marsh Crown Land
Friday, May 6 – 1 to 3 PM

We will walk (approx. 3.5 km) across an old corduroy road to explore this enormous wetland and the Trent River valley from the top of Cole Island. Be prepared for knee-deep water and steep slopes. Meet at intersection of Gazley & Gabourie Road on the east side of Murray Marsh (north of Wooler). You will be instructed to park along the road-side by staff. Do not attempt to drive across the marsh!

PADDLE THE MILL POND @ King’s Mill Conservation Area
Saturday, June 4 – 10 AM to Noon
We will paddle (approx. 1 km) around the pond to meet aquatic plants and animals right in their home. Meet at the King's Mill Conservation Area parking lot along King's Mill Road. Bring your own canoe or kayak with paddles, and safety equipment (life jackets, bailer, whistle, floating rope).

BIKE THE LOWER TRENT TRAIL @ Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area
Friday, July 8 – 10 AM to Noon
We will cycle (approx. 3 km one way) past one of North America's largest glacial erratics, the mighty Trent River, and unique oak savannah habitat. Meet at the Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area parking lot. Bring your mountain or hybrid bikes, helmets & water.

DEEP HISTORY @ Proctor Park Conservation Area
Friday, September 23 – 6:30 to 8 PM
Experience a contemplative spiral walk that marks the formation of the universe and our planet, the evolution of life on earth and the shaping of the Trent River watershed. This walk through deep history will highlight our connection to all things in the universe. Meet in Proctor Park Conservation Area main parking lot. In conjunction with Brighton Applefest.

FOREST BATH @  Peter’s Woods Nature Reserve
Friday, October 21 – 1 to 3 PM
We will take a leisurely walk (approx. 0.8 km) along the hiking trail and indulge our senses in a forest bath – without taking our clothes off! Be prepared to see, smell and taste the forest more closely than ever before. All provisions to help immerse your senses, including white cedar tea, will be provided. Meet at Peter's Woods Nature Reserve parking lot.

Trenton Woodlot Conference - Theme: Adapting to a Changing Climate
When: Friday, November 25 from 8 AM to 4 PM
Where: Batawa Community Centre, 81 Plant Street, Batawa

To purchases tickets, or for details on speakers & field excursions, visit the Hastings Stewardship Council website or contact us! Keynote speaker will be Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. She will speak about Ontario's progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a new climate.