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January 12, 2018 – Kawartha Conservation has launched a new BlueScaping guide to assist property owners in undertaking projects to help beautify and enhance their properties while reducing stormwater runoff and helping to protect the environment. “BlueScaping is about landscaping urban areas to manage stormwater on site,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark.  “As a part of our BlueScaping program, we have released the new guide as a free resource to help property owners. Landowners can download the guide from our website or come into our office and receive a hard copy.” BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods: Practical ways to slow, store, spread,…
LINDSAY, ON –With only a month to go before the 25th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference being held in Lindsay, now is a great time to register for this much-anticipated event. Being held at Fleming College’s Frost Campus on Saturday, February 10, the annual Woodlot Conference brings together experts, innovators, woodlot owners and managers and more for this one-day event. This year’s theme ‘Change, Challenge & Opportunity’ will cover topics ranging from climate change, the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the health of Ontario’s forests with a focus on the forests in the region.   “There will be special learning sessions…
DECEMBER 21, 2017 – 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…
December 15, 2017 – Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference being held at Fleming College in Lindsay on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The theme ‘Change, Challenge & Opportunity’ will cover topics ranging from climate change, the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the health of Ontario’s forests with a focus on the forests in the region.  There will be special learning sessions about opportunities for woodlot owners in the carbon markets, seed collecting and forest genetics, tips and tricks for planting butternuts, and more.   “We are looking forward to delivering another great conference in 2018. …
NEWMARKET (December 12, 2017)  Conservation Authorities are pleased to see the Province take a bold step to ensure more resiliency across Ontario watersheds through the passage of Bill 139 which includes a new Conservation Authorities Act ( CA Act). The modernizing of this 1946 legislation provides the foundation for Conservation Authorities to strengthen their watershed management role and also develop a more defined role around climate change adaptation. “The new Conservation Authorities Act signals to us that the Province wants to work more closely with Conservation Authorities and we’re very pleased with that.” Dick Hibma, the Chair of Conservation Ontario…
November 30, 2017 – Following a detailed five-hour review of the proposed 2018 operating budget on Wednesday, Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 budget for circulation to member municipalities. The Board began the day with a proposed budget requesting an additional $61,550 in 2018, a 4.2 per cent municipal operating levy increase to be shared on a proportionate basis by Brock Township, Township of Scugog, Region of Durham, Cavan Monaghan, Municipality of Trent Lakes and the City of Kawartha Lakes. At the start of the discussions the total 2018 budget had been projected at $3,798,800; of that, $1,543,100…
November 30, 2017 – Following three years of science, monitoring and data collection, Kawartha Conservation has released the first draft of the Shadow Lake and Silver Lake Management Plan and Characterization Report for public comment and review. “We launched the Shadow Lake and Silver Lake Management Plan project in 2014, which has allowed us to monitor the two lakes and undertake science and data collection to help inform the first draft of the Lake Management Plan,” explained Aquatic Biologist Brett Tregunno. “During the three years we have met with residents and associations on both lakes and this initial draft takes…
November 30, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation has released the first draft of the Head Lake and Rush Lake Management Plan and Characterization Report for public comment and review. “This first draft of the Head Lake and Rush Lake Management Plan has taken into consideration all of the science and data that have been collected during the initial stages of the plan development,” explained Aquatic Biologist Brett Tregunno. “We have undertaken a thorough consideration of comments we have received during open houses with respect to the initial draft and recognize the tremendous insight and value local lake residents have on the…
Friday, 24 November 2017 10:13

Help make a difference on #GivingTuesday

November 24, 2017 – After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday line-ups, and the Online mad dash that is Cyber Monday, holiday shoppers, businesses, corporations, individuals and families can make the holidays a little brighter in a different way - Giving Tuesday. This year, held on Tuesday, November 28, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, and kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  “#GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity for people to make a donation that will have a lasting impression on…
November 9, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation’s administration building at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay is now barrier free thanks to a $30,000 grant through the Workplace Accessibility Stream of the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund. Launched in late 2016, Kawartha Conservation was able to undertake the construction and installation of a fully accessible elevator, enhancing accessibility and safety for employees and the public. The elevator, installed at the rear entrance of the administration building, provides service to both floors including the main entry foyer, eliminating the barrier of the stairs between floors, and also eliminates the need to exit the…
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