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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED DOWNGRADES TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS REMAIN AT LEVEL 1

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2020
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED DOWNGRADES TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS REMAIN AT LEVEL 1
Although the Quinte region experienced an increase in precipitation at the end of August and through early September, drier conditions persisted throughout the rest of the month. Groundwater and surface water conditions are still low for this time of year but are continuing to improve. Low Water conditions for the Moira River...

LITTLE BLUFF CONSERVATION AREA CLOSURE - UPDATE #3

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2020
LITTLE BLUFF CONSERVATION AREA CLOSURE - UPDATE #3
Little Bluff Conservation Area will remain closed until, at the earliest, January 4, 2021 for maintenance work and improvement projects.
The area was closed in August due to overcrowding, garbage dumping, and non-permitted activities. Quinte Conservation’s staff have taken time during the closure to develop an improvement strategy that consists of maintenance work to the trail system and upgrades to the bluff...

MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS MOVE DOWN TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED REMAINS IN LEVEL 2 LOW WATER CONDITION

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2020
MOIRA RIVER AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS MOVE DOWN TO A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WATERSHED REMAINS IN LEVEL 2 LOW WATER CONDITION
After a very dry June and July, the Quinte region experienced an increase in precipitation throughout the month of August. Groundwater and surface water conditions are still low for this time of year but are starting to improve. Quinte Conservation and this region’s Low Water Response Team have downgraded...

QUINTE CONSERVATION PILOTS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WITH NEW RAIN GARDEN

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 12:00 AM

Issued: September 4, 2020
QUINTE CONSERVATION PILOTS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WITH NEW RAIN GARDEN
Quinte Conservation’s field staff have built a new example of stormwater Green Infrastructure at the Potter’s Creek Conservation Area on Old Hwy 2 in Belleville. This rain garden project demonstrates the use of simple stormwater landscaping strategies that can help improve water quality in the Bay of Quinte.
The rain garden acts as a sponge and filter for runoff from Quinte Conservation’s office roof and parking...

QUINTE CONSERVATION FACES CHALLENGES WITH AREAS, REINSTATES PAID PARKING FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 12:00 AM

Issued: August 28, 2020
QUINTE CONSERVATION FACES CHALLENGES WITH AREAS, REINSTATES PAID PARKING FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST
Quinte Conservation owns just over 30,000 acres of land throughout the 6,000 km2 watershed. Some of those properties are conservation areas that are open for public use and collectively make up 75 km of nature trails. Over the last few months, these protected places have faced many challenges with non-permitted activities, overuse, and overall general disrespect of the integrity of the...