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FEBRUARY 15 – An old Chinese proverb notes “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Kawartha Conservation wants to make it easy with the 2019 Tree Seedling Program. The Tree Seedling Program provides an inexpensive way for landowners to plant a selection of tree seedlings and native shrubs on their property. “Healthy forests provide many important functions on our landscape,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “They improve air quality, surface and ground water quality, and provide wildlife habit. Landowners can contribute to the health of our watershed by establishing and…
February 11, 2019 – What better way to spend Family Day than by enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors? To celebrate families across the Kawartha Watershed, and encourage area families and visitors to enjoy the regions ecological diversity, parking will be free at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Monday, February 18. “As Kawartha Conservation’s flagship conservation area, Ken Reid is a beautiful 110 acre area featuring numerous trails and boardwalks highlighting different ecological features,” explained Director, Stewardship and Conservation Lands, Kristie Virgoe, “Ken Reid offers several loop trails that lead through forests, meadows, and wetlands. A favourite…
A Colorado low will bring warmer temperatures and high winds into Southern Ontario later today and overnight.  Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will transition to rain late this afternoon, with 5 to 10mm expected throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Rainfall will end by morning (Friday) and temperatures will cool off to more seasonal norms. WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - WATER SAFETY DATE: February 7, 2019TIME: 3:00 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from:• Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network• Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre• Environment Canada A Colorado low will bring warmer temperatures…
JANUARY 14, 2018 – Officials from Parks Canada (Trent-Severn Waterway), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Conservation, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, contractors and more will gather on February 28 in Fenelon Falls for the Erosion and Sediment Control for Near-Water and In-Water Works Symposium. “We’ve heard from a number of our municipal partners, contractors, builders, landscapers and others in the industry this topic is of great importance to them, and we’re excited to be able to bring together a vast network of industry experts and professionals to talk about erosion and sediment controls and best…
JANUARY 11, 2019 – The Friday, February 1 Professional Activity (PA) Day for students is quickly approaching, and what better way to have your 4 to 8 year-old child get to learn, explore and enjoy the outdoors than with the Kawartha Conservation P.A. Day Nature Camp. “Our Nature Day Camps are popular among young people and parents and caregivers,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. “It is a great way to foster continuous learning, experience the outdoors and make new friends.” The P.A. Day Nature Day Camp is a camp being offered for children between the ages of 4…
DECEMBER 21, 2018 – Winter is a great time to visit Ken Reid Conservation Area, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of winter and the Christmas holidays than with a hike along the trails to see how many different bird species you can see.“Winter is a great time to see different birds at Ken Reid Conservation Area because the bare trees make it easier to spot them,” explained watershed resources technician and resident birding expert Rob Stavinga. “There are more than 10 different bird species you can see while walking through Ken Reid.”Among the more common birds are…
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:43

Christmas at Ken Reid an overwhelming success

December 10, 2018 – As the colder weather gave way to milder temperatures, sunny skies and light snow, more than 800 people came through the gates for the first-ever Christmas at Ken Reid, making it an overwhelming success.“The weather, the atmosphere, the people, it was perfect,” exclaimed Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “It really exceeded all of our expectations.” Made possible through an Aviva Community Fund grant, staff, volunteers and the local community banded together to create a memorable event for the entire community. “Saturday’s event was the culmination of about 6 weeks planning and we couldn’t be more thrilled…
December 3, 2018 – Santa’s elves have been busy, the community has come together and this Saturday, December 8, Ken Reid Conservation Area will be the site for the first-ever Christmas at Ken Reid event – a free family event with fun, crafts, animals, wagon rides, entertainment and much, much more for people of all ages. “We really wanted to create an event that offered something for everyone,” explained Kawartha Conservation Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands. “We are excited to be able to partner with so many people and businesses within the community to put on what we think…
November 26, 2018 – Christmas at Ken Reid is less than two weeks away and plans are continuing to unfold for what is expected to be a fantastic, fun-filled day for families, children and adults. “There is so much excitement and anticipation for Christmas at Ken Reid,” explained Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands Kristie Virgoe. “This event will be the first of its kind at Ken Reid Conservation Area and we are looking forward to inviting the entire community for a free family-focused event celebrating the spirit of the season.” Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4:30 p.m.…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 09:05

The Aviva Community Fund Winners Revealed

November 20, 2018 – The Aviva Community Fund has announced Kawartha Conservation has won $10,000 in funding for 2018. Since 2009, Aviva has funded over $9.5 million in local projects, and has supported over 400 charities and community groups across Canada. For the 10th anniversary of the Aviva Community Fund, $1 million has been earmarked for ideas that bring people together and create meaningful change in local communities. Aviva Canada chose to focus on bringing communities together because building strong communities creates a more welcoming place to live and builds resilience and trust amongst community members. Kawartha Conservation was selected…
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