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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.  We have a new logo so watch its launch!

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Watershed Conditions – Flood Outlook – Lake Erie Shoreline / Erie Shore Drive – December 14th, 2017 – 7:15 PM

Watershed Conditions – Flood Outlook – Lake Erie Shoreline / Erie Shore Drive – December 14th, 2017 – 7:15 PM

Currently, weather forecasts are calling for strong southwest winds at times late Friday morning through to the middle of Friday afternoon when they are expected to shift to the west.  Throughout most of this period, sustained winds around 35 km/hr […]
‘Chippewas of the Thames Receives ‘Stewardship Award’  First Nations Community a Valued Tree Planting Partner in 2017

‘Chippewas of the Thames Receives ‘Stewardship Award’ First Nations Community a Valued Tree Planting Partner in 2017

Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA), presented the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation with a Stewardship Award on November 28th.  The Chippewas of the Thames proved itself to be a tremendous partner in conservation this spring when they purchased […]
Conservation Partners Working Together to Bring Back American Chestnut From the Brink

Conservation Partners Working Together to Bring Back American Chestnut From the Brink

“Mature, Blight-Free American Chestnut Found in Strathroy-Caradoc” October 28, 2017 was a serendipitous Saturday morning hike for Dan Brinkman, a Land Stewardship Technician working for Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA).  ‘I was exploring a private woodlot near Mount Brydges […]