Every drop of water counts! At least that was the case for much of Southern Ontario in 2016 when we experienced record breaking drought conditions. The Lower Trent Conservation watershed region experienced a 7-month drought advisory throughout most of 2016, which was lifted in February 2017. Last year, beginning in early June, a Level 1… Read More Every Drop Counts!
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
As no surprise to anyone living in many parts of southern Ontario, it’s been dry. So dry in fact, the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region is faced with Level 2 low water conditions. This means residents are asked to voluntarily use 20% less water than normal. With the hot, dry months of July and August… Read More Household Water Saving Tips
Even though sugar maples don’t grow across all of Canada, their sweet nature has bolstered them onto the Canadian flag to represent an entire nation. That’s pretty special! Looking at the flag, you’ll notice that the maple leaf has 5 lobes that end in pointed tips. Don’t be fooled by the leaf on the new… Read More Treevia – Sweet Sugar Maple
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
Every summer our office gets a breath of fresh air and new life – an influx of students bounding with energy and ideas. The office hums with activity. This summer was no different as we welcomed seven bright and talented post-secondary students to Lower Trent Conservation. Hopefully you have already met them by reading our… Read More Saying Goodbye to our Summer Students
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