The Hastings Stewardship Council presents the first event in their 2017 Winter Speaker Series: Our Watershed Health and BioGeography
Tim Trustham, Ecologist and Planner with Quinte Conservation, will present a Biogeographical approach to learning about the watershed. Plants and animals often vary along geographical lines, for instance, certain plants grow best at a particular elevation. Geological factors (such as bedrock and soils) relate directly to biological features (such as plant and animal species). All of these things interact and influence watershed conditions and health. Tim's slide show will illustrate how this works.
Janet Noyes, Manager of Water Resources with Lower Trent Conservation, will present an update on the low water conditions for the Lower Trent watershed (all seven municipalities including Centre Hastings, Stirling-Rawdon and City of Quinte West). Janet will also give an overview of the Ontario Low Water Response Program and the roles played by the province, conservation authorities and municipalities.