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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…
Lindsay, ON – April 10, 2017 – Parents are encouraged to register early for the Nature Explorer Summer Camps, with the first of four one-week summer camps offered at Fleming College and Ken Reid Conservation Area already more than half-full. The four, one-week camps offered in partnership between Fleming College and Kawartha Conservation will be held in July and August. “There has been a lot of interest in the camps this year,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs at Kawartha Conservation. “We have a great program for kids aged 6 to 10 and we have been receiving a lot of…
March 29, 2017 – The Kawartha Conservation Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mark Majchrowski has accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer for Kawartha Conservation effective April 1. Board Chair Ted Smith made the announcement Wednesday evening during the Kawartha Conservation Annual General Meeting in Port Perry. “Mark is a natural and well-qualified choice to ensure the successful future of our organization,” said Mr. Smith during the announcement. Mr. Majchrowski started his career with Kawartha Conservation in 1999 as a Biologist/GIS Specialist, progressing to Director, Integrated Watershed Management and Science. In the Director role, Mr. Majchrowski has been…
PORT PERRY, ON – Kawartha Conservation handed out their 2016 Environmental Recognition Awards Wednesday night during their annual general meeting in Port Perry. The Partner Award, Individual Conservationist Award, Community Conservation Award and Business Award are an annual recognition of those who go above and beyond to promote and protect the environment. The 2016 Partner Award was awarded to Township of Scugog Public Works Department. Engineering technician, Kevin Arsenault received the award on behalf of the municipality. The Public Works department has been involved in a number of stewardship and BlueScaping projects, including a new biorention site in Port Perry.…
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…
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