Nov 23. Trenton Woodlot Conference

Trenton Woodlot Conference

Friday, November 23, 8am – 4pm in Batawa

Farms and Forests: Living on the Edge. Much of the forest cover in our area is on farms. This forest cover provides important economic and environmental benefits, both locally and to the larger community.

Speakers: Dr. Rene Van Acker, Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College at U. of Guelph, will address the state of farming in Ontario and the relationship of the farming sector to our communities. Susan Willis Chan, instructor in Sustainable Agriculture, will explain how rural landowners can improve the ecological health of their property and gain in overall yield. Highlight is a field trip to the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area.

Batawa Community Centre at 81 Plant St., Batawa (west of Belleville)

Admission is $40, includes hot lunch. Please Preregister. Tickets may be purchased online at hastingsstewardship.ca

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Friends of the Napanee River AGM Nov 24

Friends of the Napanee  AGM Nov 24

Friends of the Napanee will host an Open Town hall with

MP Mike Bossio, and the Annual General Meeting

To discuss recent funding for projects on the Napanee Watershed (and other topics)

To submit questions, register, or for more information contact:

Lawrence O’Keeffe at info@friendsnapaneeriver.ca

See poster.

 

Saturday, November 24

9:30 – 10:00 am (Social)

10:00 – Noon (Main Event)

Newburgh Community Hall at 2 Factory Street

Also –  launch of the new website and the election of a small executive committee.

FNR AGM 2018

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  https://www.lennox-addington.on.ca/traffic-roads-bridges-government/public-notice-pesticide-use-roadside-weed-control

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:

GWProtectionWBKFINAL

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.

Monarch Breeding Kits for Schools Project 2017

Monarch butterflies will again be experienced first-hand in 15 elementary schools in Lennox & Addington County this fall.

Monarch butterfly

The Monarch butterfly population is dwindling and all of our pollinators need help. The pilot project began in 2015 when 20 Monarch kits were supplied to 13 elementary schools in L&A County. Students and teachers have been thrilled to witness the entire life cycle of the Monarch from caterpillar to adult.

Monarch Breeding Kit

Monarch Breeding Kit

From a local classroom teacher, on the Monarch 2015 program:
This experience was incredible for my Grade One students.  We hit so many areas of the curriculum while studying our monarch friends, BUT the best part was the wonder that we saw in our children and just how fantastic it was to see the changes from each stage of a butterfly’s life first-hand.  They treated the butterflies with care and respect and felt like they were helping our world by protecting them.  Amazing!

Nine schools planted gardens in 2016 to help attract pollinators of all kinds: butterflies, birds and insects.

J.J. O'Neill school kids with aviary

J.J. O’Neill school kids with aviary

Partners are essential to our program. Maya Navrot, Educational Outreach leader at Quinte Conservation, will again assist schools with advice on native plantings. Funding for this program has been gratefully received from the Napanee District Community Foundation, as well as the contributions from participating schools.

Monarch in classroom

Monarch in classroom

For more information, contact Marilyn Murray, manager of the Monarch program, at marilynannemurray@gmail.com