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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…
January 23, 2017 – A new interactive drought map for the Kawartha Conservation watershed will allow residents and businesses to report areas that are experiencing well issues across the region. The new tool is part of the Kawartha Water Response Team’s ongoing efforts to educate and inform watershed residents and businesses about low water conditions. Available under ‘Highlights’ on the Kawartha Conservation website homepage (www.kawarthaconservation.com), the public is able to select a general area where their well is located, as well as provide comments, however no personal information is required. “The interactive mapping tool allows residents and businesses to pinpoint…
January 13, 2017 – The freeze thaw cycle that has characterized much of early winter across the Kawartha Conservation watershed, bringing both rain and snow to the region, has helped to improve lake levels and water flows. On Thursday, January 12, the Kawartha Water Response Team reduced the Level II low water condition declaration for the majority of the watershed to a Level I low water condition. In the Township of Scugog, where drought conditions during much of 2016 resulted in the most severe Level III low water declaration, mixed precipitation during December and the early parts of January have…
JANUARY 11, 2017 - Kawartha Conservation has announced the start of its bulk tree seedling sale for spring 2017. Landowners in the area – rural, agricultural, and shoreline – are invited to choose from a variety of species, along with a new selection of native shrubs that are suitable for shorelines. The trees and shrubs are 1 to 3 years old and bare root. The prices for tree seedlings range from $0.60 to $1.95 per seedling and are available in units of 25 seedlings. Holly Shipclark, Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator, said that there is information included as part of the…
January 9, 2017 – Ken Reid Conservation Area is the perfect place for students to learn this winter. Through Kawartha Conservation’s comprehensive education program, teachers can introduce their students to a variety of outdoor education classes sure to have them engaged and eager to learn. With a series of classes aimed at Kindergarten to Grade 3, students can participate in Nature Photography, Snowshoeing and Tracks, Orienteering or the Changing Seasons Games and Scavenger Hunt. “We have designed our education programs with the Ontario school curriculum in mind,” explained Kawartha Conservation Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “Our programs offer a fun,…
JANUARY 6, 2017 – With plenty of fresh snow on the ground now is a great time to enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching, hiking and more at Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area.The 1,334 acre property boasts more than 7 kilometres of sustained trails for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing.As part of a multi-use trail system, Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area does have an active snowmobile trail that runs through the centre of the property, as part of an access agreement with the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).“Winter is a fantastic time to explore Durham East…