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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.

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25th Annual Longwoods Heritage Weekend May 2 -3

25th Annual Longwoods Heritage Weekend May 2 -3

Experience history being brought back to life as the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society ‘Royal Scots’ host the 25th Annual Longwoods Heritage Days on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Step back in time to 1814 as British […]
Conservation Areas Open Mid-May for Camping Season

Conservation Areas Open Mid-May for Camping Season

Nearby and natural, LTVCA conservation areas offer family and group camping in a variety of settings.  Experience Carolinian forests and wooded ravines, the Lake Erie shoreline, a heritage river and cultural sites.   Four conservation areas located throughout the lower Thames […]
April 22  – Earth Day Tree and Prairie Plug Planting!

April 22 – Earth Day Tree and Prairie Plug Planting!

Chatham – On Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – noon, the Chatham-Kent Greening Partnership of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) is hosting an Earth Day tree and prairie plug planting at the Chatham-Kent Municipality Water Treatment Plant […]