EVENTS    |    ABOUT US    |    CONTACT    |    LIBRARY      Find Us On Facebook social twitter Instagram icon youtube Kawartha Conservation On LinkedIn 

Blog

Environment Canada forecasts a significant amount of precipitation for the next 48 hours throughout  southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms, will begin overnight Saturday and continue into Sunday. Total rainfall amounts could reach 40 mm in some areas. Watershed Conditions Statement - Water SafetyDATE:                    March 28, 2020TIME:                    1:30pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Monitoring Network Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment and Climate Change Canada Trent-Severn Waterway Environment Canada forecasts a significant amount of precipitation for the next 48 hours…
March 27, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation staff are continuing to provide critical and necessary services across the watershed including flood forecasting, precipitation monitoring and planning and permitting functions. In an effort to assist community members with their planning and permitting needs during this difficult time, applications can be submitted electronically, and the work will commence by planning and permitting staff without payment up front. Payment will need to be received before the permits can be issued. “We recognize that these are unprecedented times,” said Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “We also appreciate that where possible, work needs to continue to…
March 23, 2020 – Effective Tuesday, March 24 all conservation areas within the Kawartha Conservation watershed will be closed to the public. Included in the closure are Ken Reid Conservation Area, the off-leash dog park, Windy Ridge Conservation Area, Pigeon River Headwaters, Fleetwood Creek and Durham East Cross Forest. “These are not decisions we make lightly or easily,” said Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution and to support the calls and direction from our municipal partners, along with the federal and provincial levels of government asking for people to stay home.”…
March 19, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation continues to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic closely. As the virus continues to spread throughout Ontario, the Authority has modified its response plan to abide by the governments’ recommendation to remain at home to reduce the risk of community transmission. Effective immediately: The Kawartha Conservation Administration Office will be closed to the public indefinitely; Staff are primarily working remotely and will not be available in the office. Members of the public are asked to communicate with Authority employees by telephone or email; Our Senior Leadership Team is ensuring the organization continues to provide delivery…
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:51

Services modified due to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 – Our commitment to the health and wellbeing of the public and our staff is paramount as we continue to address the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have implemented a number of precautions while we closely monitor guidance from the federal and provincial governments, our local health unit, and in concert with our municipal partners. Effective immediately, the Kawartha Conservation Administrative Office at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay, will be closed to the public to help protect our community. Essential services are operating as normal; our Flood Forecasting and Warning program continues to help keep people and…
March 12, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation, along with partner conservation authorities around the Greater Toronto Area Conservation Authorities would like to remind residents of the dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes at this time of year and urge everyone to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge. The Kawartha Conservation watershed received a typical amount of snow this winter. Some of the snowpack has melted recently as air temperature remained well above the freezing mark. As a result, local rivers and streams are already flowing higher and faster. As snow across the watershed continue melting…
After an unseasonably warm and dry weekend, a low-pressure system is moving through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Between 5 and 12 mm of rain has already been recorded across the watershed, with additional 5 to 7 mm expected by the end of the day. WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - WATER SAFETYDATE:                   March 10, 2020TIME:                   11:45 am Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Monitoring Network Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment and Climate Change Canada Trent Severn Waterway After an unseasonably warm and dry weekend, a low-pressure system…
February 21, 2020 – Leading by example, connecting with our community, integrating available knowledge and decision making, and empowering our community to act are the key takeaways from the recent board-approved 10-year Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Strategy. “Each goal is supported by objectives and desired outcomes that will enable us to focus our efforts and develop a flexible framework guiding program planning and implementation,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “Actions and Targets have been set to evaluate and measure the success of project implementation over the next ten (10) years. Kawartha Conservation’s Stewardship Strategy has been developed to assist the Stewardship…
February 11, 2020 – The public is invited to a free public forum on flood preparedness in Fenelon Falls on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “This is a great forum for residents and property owners concerned about flooding and how they can be more prepared,” explained Iryna Shulyarenko, hydrologist at Kawartha Conservation. “The forum will include a trade show as well as presentations on flood emergency management, flood preparedness and flood protection.” The forum is being organized and co-hosted in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the City of Kawartha Lakes.Formal presentations will take place between 10…
Monday, 16 December 2019 11:39

2020 Tree Seedling sales now open

December 16, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s 2020 Tree Seedling sale is now open with a great selection of Evergreens, deciduous trees  and shrubs.  The program offers native species as well as advancing species which aren't currently found naturally in the Kawartha Watershed, but they are migrating from the South as the climate warms and are becoming more suitable in the Kawartha watershed.   “The Tree Seedling Program helps property owners across our watershed with purchasing tree seedlings in bulk,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “This annual sale is always popular and is an easy way to purchase different types and…
Page 1 of 17