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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…
May 11, 2017 – The Community Advisory Panel and Kawartha Conservation are pleased to announce a half-day Stewardship Summit to gather community input on lake management plan implementation. Spearheaded by Community Advisory Panel Chair, Doug Erlandson and former Chair Chris Appleton, the Summit is intended to engage area full-time and seasonal residents and solicit input on lake management plan implementation projects and priorities. “The Summit is part of a multi-year, consultative lake management plan implementation process,” said Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “We have undertaken considerable public consultation in developing our lake management plans. This Summit is an important next…
May 5, 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. “Canal and Mitchell lakes, in particular, have been identified as lakes experiencing significant impacts from excessive aquatic vegetation,” explained Trent Matters’ Frank Corker. “We wanted to bring together a group of knowledgeable organizations to provide information to waterfront property owners as well as review the permitting process so that the excess aquatic vegetation is being removed effectively and responsibly.” Trent Severn Waterway,…
April 28, 2017 – With warmer temperatures and the return of chirping birds, beautiful foliage and spring’s natural beauty, it is a great time to explore conservation and natural areas throughout the Kawartha watershed. “We are really fortunate in our region to have so many diverse conservation and natural areas for hiking, walking, biking and enjoying,” said Conservation Areas Acting Coordinator Jon Hale. “Whether it is lakes, marshes and boardwalks or incredible views of the Oak Ridges Moraine, our conservation areas offer unique and diverse experiences for families and individuals.” With more than 7 kilometres of sustainable trails, Durham East…
Lindsay, ON – April 20, 2017 – Space is limited for the three remaining Nature Explorer Summer Camps taking place at Fleming College and Ken Reid Conservation Area this summer. “The first of four, one-week camps offered in partnership between Fleming College and Kawartha Conservation is completely booked and the three remaining camps are filling up very quickly,” said Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs at Kawartha Conservation. “Parents are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in one of the three remaining camps this summer.” The week-long summer camps for children aged six to…
Lindsay, ON – April 13, 2017 – The interior gates at Ken Reid Conservation Area have been reopened to the boardwalk and Cedar Forest Trail parking areas for 2017. “Spring is always a great time of year at Ken Reid Conservation Area,” said Conservation Areas Acting Coordinator Jon Hale. “When the weather and road conditions permit we are able to open up the interior gates and allow parking at our boardwalk and Cedar Forest Trail parking, as was the case this week. “With the warmer weather we also see the return of a number of migratory birds and other animals…
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