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Lindsay, ON – March 21, 2017 – With Spring almost upon us, now is a great time for teachers in the Kawartha Watershed to book outdoor education sessions and classes for their students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Outdoor education classes and programs at Kawartha Conservation are an affordable way to bring students into a natural, outdoor setting where they get to experience hands-on learning in a fun environment. Classes are all based on the Ontario education curriculum which provides teachers with an opportunity to book classes that directly relate to subject areas their students are already taking. “The…
BLACKSTOCK, ON – Homeowners who experienced water shortages during the drought conditions in 2016, or people who are interested in learning more about harvesting rain water naturally to reduce reliance on municipal water or well water supplies won’t want to miss the free Water Harvesting Workshop in Blackstock on March 29. Held at the Blackstock Community Centre beginning at 7 p.m., the workshop will feature Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Outreach Technician Greg Bunker and Denis Orendt, Rainwater System Designer/Installer. “There are a lot of options available for people who want to harvest rain water and the benefits are numerous,” said Mr.…
PORT PERRY – March 15, 2017 – Natalia Moudrak, Director, Natural Infrastructure Adaptation Program (NIAP), Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation will be the keynote speaker during the Kawartha Conservation Annual General Meeting taking place March 29 at the Port Perry library. Ms. Moudrak’s keynote presentation titled, “Residential Flood Risk: NOT Adapting is NOT an Option,” will outline the growing costs of extreme weather and flooding, as well as link repeated flooding to elevated risks of mortgage defaults in Canada. “More and more the communities we serve are impacted by extreme weather, climate change, drought and floods,” said Kawartha Conservation Acting…
SCUGOG - Have you noticed the tall, yellowish, swaying reeds and feathery plumes as you travel along the roads throughout the Kawartha Watershed? For many people, the feathery plumes are the subject of scenic photos, while others like to collect the seemingly harmless plumes for indoor and outdoor decorations. Unfortunately, while they may seem harmless, the decorative looking plants are an invasive species that threatens native vegetation and the wildlife that rely on them.   Phragmites, pronounced frag-mite-ees, otherwise called the Common Reed, presents a significant threat to Ontario’s biodiversity, economy and society and to watershed health across southern Ontario…
KAWARTHA LAKES - March 9, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water around this time of year and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways. Because of recent thaws, the remaining snow and ice that exists has become increasingly unstable. While we expect a return to winter conditions over the next several days, any ice cover that reforms over lakes, rivers and creeks will be extremely thin and may be deceptively safe. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures add to…
Monday, 27 February 2017 11:06

Free Water Well Workshop March 8 in Cambray

CAMBRAY, ON – February 27, 2017 – Homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop on March 8 at the Fenelon Township Community Centre (Cambray). The Managing Your Well During Drought workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fenelon Township Community Centre (Cambray) and will cover a number of topics of interest to the local community. “We heard from a number of concerned residents and business owners about their wells as the region experienced a prolonged period of below average precipitation throughout…
FEBRUARY 10, 2017 – A collaboration between the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Region Conservation Authority, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, local community groups and a local contractor will result in an $18,000 project at Garnet Graham Park in Fenelon Falls. The Garnet Graham Park shoreline enhancement project will minimize the risk of injury for swimmers, stabilize the shoreline using natural techniques and enhance fish habitat in Cameron Lake while maintaining a safe and accessible park and beach area with a natural shoreline setting.  “One of the most visual parts of the project will involve removing the three concrete piers…
FEBRUARY 1, 2017 – Boston Pizza has partnered with Kawartha Conservation to provide even greater value for students participating in Kawartha Conservation’s Outdoor Education Programs in 2017. “Boston Pizza will be generously providing a free kids meal coupon for each student who participates in any of our Outdoor Education classes or programs,” said Nancy Aspden, Coordinator of Environmental Programs and GIS Specialist. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with a local business to provide this extra ‘thank you’ to our education program participants.” Kawartha Conservation offers nearly 20 different classes and programs for students in Kindergarten to Grades…
JANUARY 30, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation has extended the commenting period for the second draft of the Four Mile Lake Plan until mid-July. The commenting extension is meant to ensure seasonal residents who don’t have access to the revised documents Online can review and comment when they return to the area. An open house will also be held in early June to answer questions about the revised plan. “We appreciate all of the comments we have received to date regarding the second draft of the Four Mile Lake Plan and would like to thank everyone who took the time to review…
JANUARY 25, 2017 – Brock Township Regional Councillor Ted Smith was elected Chair of the Kawartha Conservation Board of Directors during the first meeting of 2017 on Wednesday. Coun. Smith served as vice-chair of the Board previously. “I have been a member of the Kawartha Conservation Board of Directors for six years and have always admired and appreciated the good work that is done throughout our watershed,” said Coun. Smith. “There are a lot of challenges ahead of us and a lot of important work that will be happening, which I look forward to championing as we move forward.” Municipality…