May 11. Friends of Wilton Creek inaugural meeting

Saturday May 11 from 9.30-11.30 am, at Wilton Hall, 251 Simmons Road, Wilton

Friends of Wilton Creek inaugural meeting

With Marilyn Murray, President of Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council – Raising public knowledge and spawning environmental groups.

Steve Pitt, professional forester – the role of OMNRF in managing watersheds, and what has worked for Wilton Creek.

All are welcome. Maps on display, as well as music to learn by!

For more info, contact:

May 11. FWC open meeting

May 11. The First Spike: The early railways and roads of E. Ontario. W/ Friends of Napanee

Steve Manders – Author, photographer, and self-described avid explorer of our hinterland on foot, canoe and kayak: Saturday, May 11

Join with the Friends of the Napanee River as Steve Manders, author of the 2017 book “The First Spike: The early railways, tramways and roads of Eastern Ontario“ will speak on the fascinating history of railways in our region and how they contributed to the economic and social development along the Napanee Watershed and beyond.

Steve Manders. May 11

Please join us at the Newburgh Community Hall (2 Factory St., Newburgh) at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and tea, and the presentation from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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.


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.