May 11. Hazel Bird Day on the Rice Lake Plains

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada for Hazel Bird Day on the Rice Lake Plains

May 11, Sat,  10am – 3pm

Baltimore, Hamilton Township, Ontario

Registration is required for this FREE event.


April 27. Cleaning up Camden East Alvar

Cleaning up Camden East Alvar: volunteers needed

Nature Conservancy of Canada event. Come spend your morning picking up trash, exploring the alvar and learning about this new NCC property.

April 27, Sat., 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike, Napanee Plain

Please register –

For more info: Contact Amanda Tracey:

April 27, Spring Field Day. Ontario Woodlot (Limestone) AGM

On April 27 in Camden East, the Ontario Woodlot Association, Limestone Chapter, will herald the coming of spring with a walk in the woods and a talk on invasive species control. Please register in advance.

Dr. Naomi Cappuccino, Carleton University Professor, presents “Dog-strangling vine: understanding its invasiveness and controlling its spread” – about research into biological controls for this sweeping invasive weed.

After lunch, join a field trip nearby to discover the diversity in this area – alvar, woodlands, and wetlands – that provides habitat to many varied species. Foresters and specialists will be on hand to answer questions.

Info & registration: Dave at or 613-373-9334.


Notice of Pesticide Use for Roadside Weed Control 2018

The County of Lennox & Addington will again be doing spray applications of pesticide to control noxious weeds (especially Wild Parsnip) along some rural roadsides.

The 2018 roadside spraying is scheduled to commence on June 04, and at least one other day, likely June 11.

For full info, see

County office: 613-354-4883

No Roadside Spraying Agreements

There are “No Roadside Spraying Program Agreements” available for this year – if you want your property not to be sprayed.

If you wish to sign the Agreement, you need to go to the county office at 97 Thomas Street East in
Napanee. They are located in the basement office.

If you elect to sign the Agreement, please remember to bring a birds eye view/satellite image of your property with the boundary markings as well as your Tax Roll number and legal property description (e.g., RR#/Concession Rd., Lot #, Part#).

Well and Septic Event…Download Workbook

Quinte Conservation’s Maya Navrot showing the flow of contamination in groundwater

On January 15 in Napanee, the Lennox & Addington Stewardship Council (and partners) brought together a range of knowledgeable speakers to share their learnings and best practices about well and septic systems with homeowners. More than 280 people attended this very interactive and successful evening!

The Groundwater Protection Workbook was developed for local landowners as a property-specific self-assessment tool to understand risks to groundwater on their property.

We now have the 40-page Workbook available online at the following link:


Large file (8 MB) – have a cup of tea!

​ The hard copy is not yet available. We will keep you informed of the progress.


Feel free to also download these Speaker Presentations:

1/  Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

CRCA_Groundwater Vulnerability with notes

Holly Evans, Watershed Planning Coordinator and Katrina Furlanetto, Source Protection Coordinator

  • Groundwater vulnerability, unique features of our region
  • Groundwater Protection Workbook







2/  Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 

Warren Lusk, Natalie Spina, and Andrew Mobberley

MOECC Well Construction, Maintenance & Abandonment

  • Ontario Wells Program
  • Well construction and maintenance







3/  KFL&A Public Health

Gordon Mitchell, Public Health Inspector

KFLA Public Health. On-site Sewage Disposal_A Primer

  • Set-up of a standard septic system
  • Maintenance
  • Alternative technologies









4/  Public Health Ontario

Dr. Anna Majury

PHO. Research on environmental health and microbiology with a focus on water

Basics of water sample collection and testing

Water-borne disease in Canada

PowerPoint presentation in PDF format (6.1 mb) Public Health Ontario_Private Drinking Water_17.04.18

5/ Quinte Conservation

Groundwater Monitoring

Lynette Lambert, Watershed Monitoring Coordinator, Quinte Conservation

Monitoring Programs throughout the Quinte watershed

Water Quantity

Water Quality

PowerPoint presentation in PDF format (1.7 mb) Quinte CA Monitoring – Jan 2018


Groundwater Protection Workbook will be available soon.