’50 in 50′ Series: Protecting Local Waterways – Conservation Services to Landowners Expanded (1982)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! In 1982, the Conservation Services Program available to landowners was… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Protecting Local Waterways – Conservation Services to Landowners Expanded (1982)

`50 in 50′ Series: First Hydrometeorological Station – Keeping Tabs on Local Waterways (1981)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! They’ve been called many different names: hydrometeorological station, hydromet station,… Read More `50 in 50′ Series: First Hydrometeorological Station – Keeping Tabs on Local Waterways (1981)

`50 in 50′ Series: Murray Marsh – The Amazon of the Trent River (1981)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! For much of history, people have thought of wetlands as… Read More `50 in 50′ Series: Murray Marsh – The Amazon of the Trent River (1981)

’50 in 50′ Series: Biennial Conference – Largest Conference in Trenton’s History (1980)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! On September 14 to 17, 1980, Lower Trent Conservation hosted… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Biennial Conference – Largest Conference in Trenton’s History (1980)

’50 in 50′ Series: Flood Control Structures – Protecting People & Property (1980s)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! Many of the urban centres within the Lower Trent watershed… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Flood Control Structures – Protecting People & Property (1980s)

’50 in 50′ Series: The Flood (1980)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! The day was Friday, March 21st, 1980 – a rainfall… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: The Flood (1980)

’50 in 50′ Series: Outdoor Education at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area (1978)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! In July 1978, Lower Trent Conservation was presented with a… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Outdoor Education at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area (1978)

’50 in 50′ Series: Stepping into Nature (1977)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! With the acquisition of a number of properties during Lower… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Stepping into Nature (1977)

’50 in 50′ Series: Reforestation (1976)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! You wouldn’t guess it today, but following rampant land clearing… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Reforestation (1976)

’50 in 50′ Series: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area – In the Heart of Northumberland Hills (1975)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! A Wildlife Sanctuary was officially opened in June of 1975… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area – In the Heart of Northumberland Hills (1975)

’50 in 50′ Series: Floodplain Mapping (1975)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! In 1975, Lower Trent Conservation along with other Conservation Authorities,… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Floodplain Mapping (1975)

’50 in 50′ Series: Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network – Monitoring Local Waterways (1970s)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series.  This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! Ontario is rich in water resources. Our province borders… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network – Monitoring Local Waterways (1970s)

’50 in 50′ Series: Summer Experience (1972)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series (posts continuing throughout the year). This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! Hiring summer students is an annual… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Summer Experience (1972)

’50 in 50′ Series: Warkworth Dam – Protecting a Village (1972)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. The Warkworth dam was officially opened on September 13, 1972 with much pomp… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Warkworth Dam – Protecting a Village (1972)

’50 in 50′: Youth Education – Connecting Kids with Nature (1971)

 Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. The youth of today are tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Lower Trent Conservation has long… Read More ’50 in 50′: Youth Education – Connecting Kids with Nature (1971)

’50 in 50′: Operation Cleansweep – Giving Nature a Helping Hand (1971)

 Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. An army of more than 300 volunteers, 40 trucks and as many boats… Read More ’50 in 50′: Operation Cleansweep – Giving Nature a Helping Hand (1971)

’50 in 50′: Proctor House – A Step Back in Time (1970)

 Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. Proctor Park Conservation Area was donated to Lower Trent Conservation in 1970 by… Read More ’50 in 50′: Proctor House – A Step Back in Time (1970)

’50 in 50: Lower Trent Conservation Headquarters – Changes Through the Years (1968)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. For an organization that has grown from one employee in 1970 to 22… Read More ’50 in 50: Lower Trent Conservation Headquarters – Changes Through the Years (1968)

’50 in 50′: An Early Blueprint for Local Conservation (1970)

 Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. “While most Conservation Authorities were created because of the urgent necessity to correct… Read More ’50 in 50′: An Early Blueprint for Local Conservation (1970)

’50 in 50′: Building a Land Base of Our Natural Heritage (1969)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. The conservation movement in Ontario began in the 1940’s in response to droughts,… Read More ’50 in 50′: Building a Land Base of Our Natural Heritage (1969)

’50 in 50′ Series: On Board for Conservation (1968)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. Since the passing of the Conservation Authorities Act in 1946, the conservation movement… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: On Board for Conservation (1968)

’50 in 50′ Series: Canadian Legion Branch 110 Lays Foundation for Local Conservation Authority (1968)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we will be releasing a ’50 in 50′ historical blog series throughout the year – 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. Our relationship with the Trent River stretches back thousands of years – indigenous… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Canadian Legion Branch 110 Lays Foundation for Local Conservation Authority (1968)

Summer Student Reflections

Lower Trent Conservation’s operations this summer were bolstered with the arrival of six summer students thanks to federal and provincial employment programs. Acquiring summer students is a tradition lasting decades for the organization, as it is a genuine opportunity for both parties to grow. Students have the ability to work under professionals in there aspiring fields, as well… Read More Summer Student Reflections

Hickory Tussock Moth – AKA the black and white caterpillar

It’ been a big year for the Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar. Higher-than-usual numbers of the fluffy white larvae with black markings have gained notoriety this summer as they have frequently been spotted in parks, yards and other naturalized areas. The Hickory Tussock Moth is a species of Tiger moth that is native to Ontario. Larvae… Read More Hickory Tussock Moth – AKA the black and white caterpillar

Meet our Summer Students: Samantha Nurse

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Samantha Nurse Area of Study: Environmental Studies Current School: Carleton University Job Title: Conservation Area Events and Marketing Assistant Samantha, or Sam,… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Samantha Nurse

Meet our Summer Students: Jenna Williamson

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Jenna Williamson Area of Study: Bachelor of Education Current School: University of Victoria Job Title: Assistant Water Resources Technician This summer Jenna… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Jenna Williamson

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species!

This summer, Lower Trent Conservation in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) are working together to educate the public on invasive species as well as monitoring populations of invasive species in the Lower Trent watershed. Every year non-native species are introduced to Ontario’s waters and forests through a variety of pathways.… Read More Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species!

Meet our Summer Students: Cameron Weston

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Cameron Weston Area of Study: Environmental Technologist Current School: Loyalist College Job Title: Conservation Lands Staff Student This summer, Cameron joins the… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Cameron Weston

Meet our Summer Students: Kayla Moore

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Kayla Moore Area of Study: Marine and Freshwater Biology Current School: University of Guelph Job Title: Invasive Species Community Outreach Liaison This… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Kayla Moore

Meet our Summer Students: Alexandra Foxon

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Alexandra Foxon Area of Study: Ecosystem Management Technology Current School: School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences, Fleming College Job Title: Assistant… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Alexandra Foxon

Meet our Summer Students: Brody Brown

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Brody Brown Area of Study: Civil Engineering Technologist Current School: St. Lawrence College Job Title: Conservation Lands Staff Student Brody has joined… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Brody Brown

Meet our Summer Students: Isaac Noyes

Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study. Name: Isaac Noyes Area of Study: Life Physics – Coop Program Current School: University of Waterloo Job Title: Assistant Environmental Technician, Environmental Stewardship… Read More Meet our Summer Students: Isaac Noyes

Treevia – Honey Locust: unhuggable yet irresistable

The Honey locust tree, has a sweet sounding name. It’s probably called that because of its quaint perfumed flower clusters which attract clouds of bees. However, the trees are armed with wicked three-branched thorns on the stems and trunk so look before you hug! Fortunately, bees don’t mind this prickly armour. This is a unique and highly decorative… Read More Treevia – Honey Locust: unhuggable yet irresistable

Treevia – What’s your Christmas tree?

White spruce and balsam fir are popular Christmas tree choices. Underneath all the ornaments, strings of lights and layers of tinsel they might seem the same, but when you get past the glitter you can recognize their unique personalities. Both species have evergreen needles, however spruce needles are square and pointy while the fir needles… Read More Treevia – What’s your Christmas tree?

It’s Never Too Early to Get Started On A Stewardship Plan

Posted by: Caroline Zawadzka Developing a stewardship plan for your property is nothing more than a list of action items to enhance the land, as well as your enjoyment and use of it.  Your plan should be based on two things:  one, the land itself.  This may consist of woodlands, meadows, prairies, wetlands, shorelines, or if you are… Read More It’s Never Too Early to Get Started On A Stewardship Plan

’50 in 50′ Series: Flooding: Not If, But When . . . (1980 to today)

Lower Trent Conservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we have released our ’50 in 50′ historical blog series. This special series features 50 articles highlighting some of the achievements, milestones and events of the past 50 years. We hope you enjoy them! Flooding is a natural event. Floods can be expected at… Read More ’50 in 50′ Series: Flooding: Not If, But When . . . (1980 to today)