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)
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
The good news is that we can restore, enhance or naturalize shorelines to make them more appealing to wildlife while protecting water quality at the same time. It can be as simple as parking the lawn mower and just letting the grass grow wild along the shoreline. It’s less work for the landowner and definitely… Read More Part 3: Planting native plants in your own back yard – a cure for extinction?
Healthy well vegetated shorelines do more than just attract wildlife. Shoreline plants also work hard to improve water quality. Plants use the nutrients that would otherwise wash down into a stream or pond. They intercept excess nutrients leaching from unmaintained septic beds or excessive fertilizer. The deep reaching roots of shrubs and trees growing along… Read More Part 2: Shorelines work up a sweat!