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The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) is a watershed-based partner, working with the local community providing services and information to efficiently protect and enhance the environment for present and future generations.Download/View '50 Years of Conservation' Display Panels
Our Member Municipalities
Our area of jurisdiction lies over the watersheds of all streams, which drain into the Thames River from the Village of Delaware, to Lake St. Clair. The Southern boundary has jurisdiction over the watersheds of all streams which drain into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in the east, to the Two Creeks watershed in the west. Total area covers over 3,275 square kilometres (1,264 square miles) in southwestern Ontario and is home to over 120,000 people.
There are 10 member municipalities of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority with one Director representing each municipality except for Chatham – Kent which has three. Directors are appointed for a maximum 3 year term and can be reappointed.
Meetings of the Board of Directors are generally held on the last Thursday of every other month commencing in February at the Chatham Administration Building of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (see Meeting Dates below). As appointed representatives, Directors are charged with the responsibility of establishing policies and making policy decisions which will govern the operation of the Conservation Authority. Conservation Authority staff are responsible for implementing those policies.
Board of Directors 2017
2017 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
Meetings of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority Board of Directors are generally held at the Administration Office located at 100 Thames Street in Chatham at 2 pm. Meetings could be subject to change, with appropriate notice being made.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Administration Board Room, 100 Thames Street, Chatham
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 5:00-7:00 pm, Administration Board Room, 100 Thames Street, Chatham
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 5:00-7:00 pm, Administration Board Room, 100 Thames Street, Chatham
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Administration Board Room, 100 Thames Street, Chatham
Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Administration Board Room, 100 Thames Street, Chatham
Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Willson Hall, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
- Big “O” Birding Event
- “Plan a ‘Camping Get-Away’ in Lower Thames Valley Country!” Conservation Areas Open Mid-May for Camping Season
- “Spring experiential learning opportunities” Outdoor Ed Programs ‘Step Into Nature’ at Longwoods Road Conservation Area!
- Canada and Ontario Extend Public Consultations on Draft Action Plan to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie