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  • A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect. High water levels in watercourses throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed, caused by warm air temperatures and precipitation in the…
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  • A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. A series of rain showers and thunderstorms have passed through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed,…
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  • Kawartha Conservation advises that warmer weather accompanied by rainfall is expected to begin to move through the watershed on Wednesday, March 13th through Friday, March 15th. This weather system is…
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Information about your watershed

Details about forests, wetlands, water quality, and water quantity, including watershed grades.

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Shoreline protection

Adding native plants with deep roots have many benefits, such as reducing erosion, providing wildlife habitat, and contributing to water quality.

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water quality sampling

Lake Management Planning

Science-based plans for protecting lakes and watersheds are taking place across the Kawarthas.

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Are you interested in becoming an Environmental Education Leader? Do you enjoy working with children and have a passion for nature?

Join us for this 2 - day workshop to learn skills and build experience with our Nature Explorer Children’s Summer Camp!

What will I learn?

Two day workshop -  Participants with learn the fundamentals of leadership and youth outdoor education such as team building, health and safety, activity structure, creating guidelines, motivation, self-awareness and effective communication.  Participants will also get to explore and test out some of our planned camp activities and design one of their own!
Practical Component – (40 hours).   In order to earn the Youth Outdoor Leadership Certificate, participants will be required to volunteer at one of our Nature Explorer Camp weeks during the July & August.

Kawartha Conservation’s Environmental Outdoor Education Programs are designed to provide unique opportunities for students to learn in a natural setting. Our education programs are linked to Ontario curriculum and are available for primary, junior and intermediate aged students. Programs are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that extend learning from the classroom into the natural environment. To view available programs please review the Information Guide below.


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