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June 13, 2019 – A new program has launched in the City of Kawartha Lakes to provide incentive funding for landowners and community groups who undertake projects that will improve the quality of surface water across the municipality.The Kawartha Lakes Incentive Grant Program will assist with implementing best management practices on private land within the municipality. Up to $30,000 is available for landowner incentives with an additional $10,000 available for community groups.“What we have heard repeatedly is the need for an incentive-based program to assist with projects,” explained Holly Shipclark, Stewardship Coordinator at Kawartha Conservation. “Through extensive community consultation, we…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:22

Scugog WATER Fund open for applications

JUNE 11, 2019 – Are you a property owner in the Township of Scugog, Brock or Clarington? Through the Scugog WATER (Water and Terrain Environmental Restoration) Fund, Kawartha Conservation provides financial assistance to property owners who undertake projects that contribute to the health of Lake Scugog and its watershed. The goal of the Scugog WATER Fund is to address issues affecting Lake Scugog, including: Contaminated urban and agricultural runoff Extensive erosion on lakeshores and stream banks Poorly functioning septic systems around the lake Loss of natural cover along shorelines and stream banks “The Scugog WATER Fund is a great opportunity…
June 3, 2019 – Ken Reid Conservation Area is a jewel among local conservation areas and hiking destinations. Featuring an off-leash dog park, accessible trails, boardwalks and a viewing platform overlooking the provincially-significant McLaren Marsh, Ken Reid attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. As use of the conservation area continues to increase and the demographics and user groups continue to change, Kawartha Conservation is undertaking an extensive community consultation to help form the Ken Reid Conservation Area Master Plan. “Kawartha Conservation first established a Master Plan for Ken Reid Conservation Area in 1983,” explained Brianna Callaghan, Watershed Resources…
MAY 30, 2019 – Staff from Kawartha Conservation will be hosting an information meeting to present the approved Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre. Kawartha Conservation completed the flood plain study for the Dunsford Creek Subwatershed in Dunsford, and the Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors approved the flood plain mapping study and corresponding floodline during their regular Board meeting on March 28. The information meeting on June 6 will be an opportunity for interested residents to see the Board-approved flood plain mapping results, including final regulated…
MAY 23, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors has endorsed the updated flood plain mapping for the Burnt River. The 18-month project was completed by the conservation authority for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “Technology has improved dramatically since the flood plain mapping was last completed in 1991,” explained Kawartha Conservation GIS/Mapping Technician Galen Yerex. “The updated flood plain mapping will provide better emergency management and planning information to the City and residents.” With the dramatic flooding that property owners once again experienced this spring, the updated mapping will enhance the protection of people and property by clearly identifying…
A FLOOD WATCH for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED effective immediately.  Watershed conditions status has return to NORMAL. DATE:    May 22, 2019TIME:    1:00 pm               Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED effective immediately.  Watershed conditions status has return to NORMAL. Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within…
MAY 21, 2019 – Are you a parent, grandparent, new parent, caregiver or educator? Kawartha Conservation has a number of programs designed to educate and inspire children, while promoting a healthy love for nature.“Ken Reid Conservation Area provides a great backdrop for a number of our programs, classes and camps,” explained Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “With our Outdoor Education Centre, trails, viewing platforms and our friendly, knowledgeable staff, Ken Reid is a fantastic place for kids to explore and enjoy.”Programming ranges from a Parent & Tot program for 2 to 4 year olds on Thursday mornings to Nature…
MAY 21, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s popular guided walks for seniors are returning for 2019.Beginning Tuesday, May 28, Kawartha Conservation is once again launching its popular program for seniors looking to connect with nature.The Senior’s Walking in Nature (WIN) program will run Tuesday’s from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning May 28. Walks will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area.Nature is a wonderful place to recharge and the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of spending time in nature are vast, including reduced stress, improved immune system functioning, and improved mood.  Deepening our relationship with nature has other benefits as…
May 15, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation staff have launched two floodplain mapping projects to continue the critical work of updating or establishing floodplain mapping tools within the Kawartha watershed. McLaren’s Creek and Fenelon Falls South will be the subject sites for the next 18-months. Updating and establishing floodplain mapping for approximately 9.5 kilometres of McLaren’s Creek and 6.5 kilometres of Fenelon Falls South will help guide land use decisions in the two areas for the foreseeable future. City of Kawartha Lakes and Conservation Authority staff were informed they had been approved for a National Disaster Mitigation Program funding grant towards…
A FLOOD WATCH continues for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. The water levels of the large Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction have been stable or continued their very slow decline over the last 4 days. FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA LAKES – UpdateDATE:    May 14, 2019TIME:    2:30 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH continues for the…
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