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June 9, 2017 – Looking for a fun-filled, hands-on, educational camp for children this summer? Kawartha Conservation is offering a series of one-day camps for kids ages 4 and 5. “We’re really excited about these camps,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator of Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. “We have put together a really fun and informative series of camps that will keep kids engaged in an outdoor education setting.” Themes for the four, one-day camps will be Amazing Animals, Art in Nature, Wonders of Water and Bugs. “We wanted to offer a diverse mix of camps so that parents who were interested, had…
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:24

Attention Burnt River Residents

Kawartha Conservation, in partnership with and on behalf of the City of Kawartha Lakes, is undertaking a flood plain mapping study for Burnt River, between Cameron Lake to the Village of Burnt River, to plan future development and prepare for possible flood emergencies during heavy rains or rapid snow melts. As part of this study, we will be doing survey work within the area during the next few weeks. To facilitate this study, starting in mid-June, Kawartha Conservation staff and surveying consultants will need to access Burnt River resident properties to gather elevation data and survey water crossings, such as…
June 8, 2017 – Trent Matters, along with Parks Canada (Trent Severn Waterway) and Kawartha Conservation will be hosting a free two-hour workshop on dealing with excess aquatic plants on Saturday, June 10 at the Bolsover Community Centre. The free workshop is a great opportunity for landowners to get assistance from Parks Canada staff to complete permit applications for plant control efforts they plan to complete in 2017. “I’m pleased to see these organizations together for this important workshop,” said Kawartha Lakes Ward 1 Councillor Rob Macklem. “Responsible lake management is of utmost importance to all of us.” Canal and…
May 29, 2017 – The Community Advisory Panel and Kawartha Conservation are seeking community feedback on lake management plan implementation projects through a newly launched online survey. The survey results will be shared during a half-day Stewardship Summit on July 15 at the Cambray Community Centre located at 2255 Elm Tree Road. “The survey is one component of community consultation and engagement to get specific ideas for projects and priorities regarding lake management plan implementation,” said Community Advisory Panel Chair, Doug Erlandson. “Working with our community partners and listening to the feedback of residents has been a key component of…
May 25, 2017 – Due to overwhelming demand, Kawartha Conservation is launching two exciting new programs for moms and kids. Starting in July, a four-week Mom and Tot Outdoor Learning Program will be offered for moms and children aged 2 to 4, as well as four one-day Nature Camps for children aged 4 and 5. “The Mom and Tot program allows mothers and their young children to connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment, providing quality time and learning through fun crafts, sensory games, circle times, sharing, stories and more,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. The morning…
May 23, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation’s 2017 Rain Barrel orders end on Thursday, May 25. Interested residents who have not already ordered their rain barrels or accessories have until Thursday to take advantage of the great pricing offered and finalize their 2017 orders. All rain barrels and accessories will be ready for pick up on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kawartha Conservation field centre, next to the administrative centre. “This is a great opportunity to order rain barrels and accessories at great prices,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “People can order 180 litre (47…
May 16, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation is looking for a dedicated group of volunteers who would like to take part in a water quality initiative on Sturgeon Lake. The project will involve collecting water samples and taking water temperature readings once per month from the end of a dock or waterfront property from the end of May to August. “We’re looking for a limited number of lakefront residents who would like to assist us by taking samples and collecting data during the summer months,” explained Water Quality Specialist Debbie Balika. “All of the bottles, coolers, thermometers and training will be…
May 12, 2017 – Due to overwhelming popularity, Fleming College and Kawartha Conservation are adding a fifth week to the popular Nature Explorer Summer Camp for children aged 6 to 10 years old for August 28 to September 1. “The response has been incredible,” said Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. “The number of registrations and inquiries for this year’s summer camp series has been overwhelming.” The week-long summer camps focus on fun, hands-on activities around environmental education and outdoor skills. Campers get to explore wildlife, get their hands dirty, participate in activities that teach outdoor skills, conduct water measurements…