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September 21, 2018 – Mark Wednesday, September 26 on your calendar for a fun and informative workshop on how to enhance your backyard to attract and enjoy birds at the Caesarea Community Hall in Caesarea. The free two hour workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is part of the Durham Stewardship Speaker Series. “Kawartha Conservation’s Rob Stavinga is a well-known and respected local bird and horticulture enthusiast,” said Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “Rob is sought out for his incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for birds and creating and maintaining natural landscapes that attract birds for…
September 21, 2018 – Children from 4 to 8 years old can look forward to a fun-filled Halloween inspired P.A. Day Nature Camp at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Friday, October 26. Space is limited for the day-long camp and a pizza lunch is included for participants.  “We always get great feedback from our camp participants and parents regarding our nature camp experiences,” said Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “We’re really looking forward to this camp and have a lot of great activities in store for the kids.” In keeping with the time of year, the camp will focus…
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - With clear, sunny skies forecast for the first weekend of fall, it is a great time to get out and explore the rolling hills, scenic valleys and wetland boardwalks of Kawartha Conservation’s watershed. Home to several kilometers of trails, boardwalks and scenic lookouts, Kawartha Conservation offers residents, visitors and families’ four conservation areas and one natural area to hike, bike, walk and explore. “We’re fortunate to offer some of the most scenic conservation areas and lookouts anywhere in the region,” said Kawartha Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Lands Director Kristie Virgoe. “Our newly opened accessible marsh lookout…
August 30, 2018 – A new partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will enhance weather monitoring in the eastern portion of the Kawartha watershed, filling a gap in precipitation data. Kawartha Conservation, in conjunction with MNRF has installed a new weather monitoring gauge station in Emily Provincial Park, which will provide critical weather and climate data for the eastern most portion of the watershed.   The Emily Provincial Park weather monitoring station will enhance the existing weather monitoring network across the Kawartha Conservation watershed that includes real-time precipitation gauges at Indian Point Provincial Park near Coboconk,…
Although growing up in the City of Montreal, Lindsay resident Judith Hayes developed a love for nature during her childhood when she would enjoy summer vacations at the family cottage.   “I loved walking in the woods, even climbing the trees,” she said. “It was a special place for me surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of the forest.” Ms. Hayes said when the chance to reconnect with nature in an educational and meaningful way through a new program at Kawartha Conservation, it was the opportunity she was looking for. In May, Kawartha Conservation launched the Walk in Nature…
August 14, 2018 – This is the final week to order rain barrels for pick-up on August 25 as part of the 2018 Kawartha Conservation rain barrel sale. “We’ve had a lot of interest this year and a lot of orders already,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “Especially with the drier conditions earlier in the summer, a lot of homeowners are interested in water harvesting and being able to capture rain water to sustain their gardens.” Kawartha Conservation’s 2018 Rain Barrel sale orders end on Monday, August 20. Interested residents have until end of day on August 20 to take…
July 16, 2018 – There are a number of benefits to using rain barrels to harvest water, and Kawartha Conservation is giving you two more: Great prices and the opportunity to help others, while you help yourself. Kawartha Conservation’s 2018 Rain Barrel sale orders end on Monday, August 20. Interested residents who have not already ordered their rain barrels or accessories have until end of day on August 20 to take advantage of the great pricing offered and finalize their 2018 orders. “This is a perfect opportunity to order rain barrels and accessories at great prices,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly…
July 12, 2018 – Staff from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Kawartha Conservation will be hosting a Public Information Session (PIC) on the Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study on Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. Kawartha Conservation is in the final stages of completing a flood plain study for the Dunsford Creek Subwatershed in Dunsford and the meeting will be an opportunity to present the draft flood plain mapping results, including the draft regulated flood lines. The flood plain mapping results were developed using Lidar to conduct the mapping portion of the project. Lidar is a surveying method…
June 25, 2018 – Work has begun on a $30,000 BlueScaping project to improve the Omemee beach. The joint project with the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Department is supported by two grants from the RBC Foundation and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. On Wednesday, Kawartha Conservation Stewardship staff joined the City’s Parks and Recreation staff to remove a large section of phragmites from the Omemee beach area. “For the first phase of this multi-phase project, we were joined by City parks staff to cut down the phragmites patch that has taken over a portion of…
June 19, 2018 – To celebrate Pollinator Week (June 18 to 24), staff have launched a project to introduce two pollinator gardens at Windy Ridge Conservation Area. The first area will be immediately adjacent to the lower trail and will provide access for guests to get up close to the pollinator garden. The second will be located away from the main trail and provide perfect habitat for a variety of crucial pollinators. “The City of Kawartha Lakes was one of the first municipalities in Canada to receive the Bee City designation,” explained Director of Stewardship and Conservation Areas Kristie Virgoe.…
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