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April 9, 2018 – Nature is a wonderful place to recharge and the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of spending time in nature are vast, including reduced stress, improved immune system functioning, and improved mood. Deepening our relationship with nature has other benefits as well.  It helps us to feel more content, to be more creative in how we approach challenges, and to feel more at ease. Beginning this spring, Kawartha Conservation is launching a 12-week program for seniors looking to connect with nature. The Seniors Walking in Nature (WIN) program will run Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.…
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, April 4, 2018 – Parks Canada launched the Ontario Waterways Water Management InfoNet today on the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal website home pages. The InfoNet contains background information on water management practices, water management updates, frequently asked questions about water management, various reports on water management, and the most recent water levels of lakes along both the Rideau Canal and the Trent-Severn Waterway. Of specific note is the new water levels tool within the InfoNet which provides lake levels data from the last 30 days and graphic representation of levels for the current year. The information comes…
Welcome to Conservation Champions, a new series, introducing you to the staff of Kawartha Conservation who work to protect the people, property and environment within the Kawartha watershed. Kawartha Conservation balances environmental capacity and human need, while managing natural resource features that are essential for sustaining water quality and quantity, through watershed planning, stewardship, environmental monitoring and research, and management of conservation and natural areas. Our programs and services are focused within the natural boundaries of the Kawartha watershed, which extend from Lake Scugog in the southwest and Pigeon Lake in the east, to Balsam Lake in the northwest and…
March 29, 2018 – Are you interested in becoming an Environmental Education Leader? Do you enjoy working with children and have a passion for nature? Kawartha Conservation is hosting a two-day workshop to learn skills and build experience with our Nature Explorer Children’s Summer Camp. The workshop is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 15. As part of the Youth Outdoor Leadership Workshop and training, participants will earn their volunteer hours required for secondary school graduation. Over the course of the two days participants with learn the fundamentals of leadership and youth outdoor education such as team…
March 29, 2018 – Kawartha Conservation is launching a new Forest Bathing program this spring to help connect people across the watershed to nature and improve their physical and mental health. Beginning April 28, Kristie Virgoe, Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands, and a certified forest therapy guide, will be leading a new Forest Bathing program at four local conservation areas. Forest Bathing is a practice based on mindfully connecting to the natural world.  It is based on the Japanese practice of “shinrin- Yoku”.   “Forest Bathing can help with physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing,” said Ms. Virgoe. “The many…
March 22, 2018 – The second Kawartha Conservation Watershed Report Card has revealed there is little change in the average quality of the watershed’s water, forest natural resources and wetlands compared with the first report card in 2013. The 2018 report card, released today, reveals while approximately 20 percent of the watersheds have shown improvement, the majority remain consistent with the first report, indicating some watersheds are continuing to experience stressed conditions in the water and forest natural resources. “Overall, there has been improvement to about 20 percent of the sub watersheds in our jurisdiction, with the remaining sub watersheds…
Monday, 12 March 2018 14:44

Summer camp registration opens for 2018

March 12, 2018 – Looking for a great way to keep your kids busy this summer, in a fun, interactive way? We have opened registration for our 2018 summer camps.One-day Nature Camps for Kids is back for 2018 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 were really popular in 2017 and we had a lot of great feedback from parents,”…
March 9, 2018 – With March Break just around the corner, Kawartha Conservation is reminding residents of dangers that can exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urges people to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge. Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors.  Warmer temperatures, however, also usually bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. Although Kawartha Conservation’s watershed received a typical amount of snow this past winter, the warmer temperatures experienced through February…
March 6, 2018 – Are you a dairy farmer in the City of Kawartha Lakes? Do you have two hours to participate in a focus group? Kawartha Conservation would love to hear from you. “We are looking for dairy farmers within Kawartha Lakes who would like to talk about environmental stewardship and protection,” explained Stewardship Outreach Technician Emily Johnston. “The focus groups and subsequent discussion will help inform specific stewardship needs within the dairy farm sector, and how we can help dairy farmers achieve their stewardship goals.” The focus groups will take place at the Woodville/Eldon Community Centre at 105…
March 2, 2018 – Two full-day workshops hosted by the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative on March 21 and March 22 will give participants a front-row seat to innovative ideas to build soil and increase profits through a series of presentations. On March 21, the Woodville Town Hall will be the site of the first day-long workshop where participants will hear from a number of speakers and farmers who are putting into practice successful, innovative processes to improve their soil conditions. “At these workshops you can expect to hear from farmers using innovative ideas to build soil, and increase profit…