A FAMILY WATER FESTIVAL @ Proctor Park Conservation Area
Saturday, September 24 – 11:00 AM to 2 PM
(In Conjunction with Brighton Applefest)
fun for the whole family and embrace wonderful WATER Stewardship practices!
Lower Trent Conservation staff invite you to share in a number of enjoyable and
entertaining activities that feature interactive, hands-on experiences for
people of ALL ages. “SOAK UP” knowledge and enter a draw to WIN a Family
WATER Prize Pack. Find us under the Proctor Picnic Shelter!
Join Ewa, our Ecology &
Stewardship Specialist, on a series of outdoor adventures across the
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
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
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
BIKE THE LOWER TRENT TRAIL @ Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area
Friday, July 8 – 10 AM to Noon
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
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
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