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Friday, 15 March 2019 09:48

FLOOD WATCH

A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. A series of rain showers and thunderstorms have passed through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, over the last 24 hours. Rain gauges across the watershed have recorded 5 to 15 mm of precipitation. Air temperature has reached as high 10°C, creating favourable conditions for snowmelt.  FLOOD WATCH DATE:    March 15, 2019TIME:    9:00 am                Message sent on the basis of information received from:•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network•    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre•    Environment Canada•    Trent-Severn Waterway A FLOOD…
March 12, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation is looking for a group of committed citizen scientists and team leads who would like to take part in two water quality initiatives on Pigeon and Cameron Lakes this summer as part of year one of a three year study. 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 are looking for lakefront property owners surrounding both Pigeon and Cameron Lakes who want to take part in collecting valuable data and…
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:24

Summer camp registration opens for 2019

March 1, 2019 – With the warmer days of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to think about registering your kids for Kawartha Conservation’s fun, interactive and highly popular summer day and week-long nature camps. One-day Nature Camps for Kids is back for 2019 offering children, ages 4 (must turn 4 by July 1) to 6, with different themed days and hands-on, structured outdoor learning in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Activities include guided hikes, arts and crafts, exploring nature, learning about wildlife, playing games and much more. “Our camps continue to become more and…
February 28, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water, particularly around this time of year, and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways. Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. However, warmer temperatures will bring higher water levels and faster flowing water in local watercourses. Although we have experienced a few thaws this winter, the snow cover that is currently observed throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed is typical for the beginning of March. The ground remains frozen…
February 25, 2019 – A joint project by the Scugog Lake Stewards, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and Kawartha Conservation will begin looking at the optimal Walleye habitat conditions in Lake Scugog tributaries beginning this spring and are asking the public for their help in making the project a success. “There are a significant number of tributaries that enter Lake Scugog that could provide spawning habitat for Lake Scugog Walleye,” explained Brett Tregunno, an aquatic biologist with Kawartha Conservation. “This project will for the first time focus on the tributaries…
FEBRUARY 15 – An old Chinese proverb notes “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Kawartha Conservation wants to make it easy with the 2019 Tree Seedling Program. The Tree Seedling Program provides an inexpensive way for landowners to plant a selection of tree seedlings and native shrubs on their property. “Healthy forests provide many important functions on our landscape,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “They improve air quality, surface and ground water quality, and provide wildlife habit. Landowners can contribute to the health of our watershed by establishing and…
February 11, 2019 – What better way to spend Family Day than by enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors? To celebrate families across the Kawartha Watershed, and encourage area families and visitors to enjoy the regions ecological diversity, parking will be free at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Monday, February 18. “As Kawartha Conservation’s flagship conservation area, Ken Reid is a beautiful 110 acre area featuring numerous trails and boardwalks highlighting different ecological features,” explained Director, Stewardship and Conservation Lands, Kristie Virgoe, “Ken Reid offers several loop trails that lead through forests, meadows, and wetlands. A favourite…
A Colorado low will bring warmer temperatures and high winds into Southern Ontario later today and overnight.  Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will transition to rain late this afternoon, with 5 to 10mm expected throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Rainfall will end by morning (Friday) and temperatures will cool off to more seasonal norms. WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - WATER SAFETY DATE: February 7, 2019TIME: 3:00 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from:• Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network• Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre• Environment Canada A Colorado low will bring warmer temperatures…
JANUARY 14, 2018 – Officials from Parks Canada (Trent-Severn Waterway), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Conservation, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, contractors and more will gather on February 28 in Fenelon Falls for the Erosion and Sediment Control for Near-Water and In-Water Works Symposium. “We’ve heard from a number of our municipal partners, contractors, builders, landscapers and others in the industry this topic is of great importance to them, and we’re excited to be able to bring together a vast network of industry experts and professionals to talk about erosion and sediment controls and best…
JANUARY 11, 2019 – The Friday, February 1 Professional Activity (PA) Day for students is quickly approaching, and what better way to have your 4 to 8 year-old child get to learn, explore and enjoy the outdoors than with the Kawartha Conservation P.A. Day Nature Camp. “Our Nature Day Camps are popular among young people and parents and caregivers,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. “It is a great way to foster continuous learning, experience the outdoors and make new friends.” The P.A. Day Nature Day Camp is a camp being offered for children between the ages of 4…