The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is one of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. It has jurisdiction over watersheds of all streams draining into the Thames River from Delaware to Lake St. Clair. The Southern boundary includes the watersheds of streams draining into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in the east, to the Two Creeks watershed in the west. Total area 3,275 square kilometres (1,264 square miles) and is home to 107,000 people. There are 10 member municipalities.  We have a new logo so watch its launch!

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Snowshoe Rental Cancelled for January 21 at Longwoods

Due to the weather forecast of above freezing temperatures, drizzle and possible rain for Sunday, January 21, snowshoe rental has been cancelled at Longwoods Road Conservation Area.  The park will be open for your hiking pleasure.  Fingers crossed for more […]
Watershed Conditions – Safety Bulletin – January 17th, 2018 – 3:30 PM

Watershed Conditions – Safety Bulletin – January 17th, 2018 – 3:30 PM

Last week the Thames River watershed experienced a warm spell and rainfall that melted much of the snow and raised water levels throughout the watershed. Temperatures have now fallen below freezing and are expected to remain there until the weekend. […]
Soil Health Conference February 15

Soil Health Conference February 15

Plan to attend this Soil Health Conference on Thursday February 15 from 8am-5pm.  Location:  John Bradley Convention Centre (565 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON) Participate in farmer led discussion panels on reduced tillage, cover crop and rotational grazing, erosion control methods, […]