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June 24, 2019 – There is still time to offer your feedback on the Ken Reid Conservation Area Master Plan and help determine the future direction of the popular conservation area. “We have had a tremendous response to our survey and thank everyone who has taken the time to respond and offer their input,” said Brianna Callaghan, Watershed Resources Strategist. “Getting as much feedback from the community and Ken Reid users is integral to putting forward a long-term plan that we can all be proud of and be excited about.” The existing Ken Reid Conservation Area Master Plan was first…
JUNE 21, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation staff will be working alongside Township of Scugog staff to re-energize and repair a much-needed bioretention feature at the Port Perry boat launch parking lot this summer. “The Port Perry boat launch parking lot bioretention feature was the first BlueScaping demonstration site in Port Perry and created in 2017,” explained Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “This has been a wonderful Low Impact Development (LID) site for people to learn more about the value of BlueScaping projects, and we are fortunate to be able to work with a community BlueScaping champion, like the Township…
June 13, 2019 – A new program has launched in the City of Kawartha Lakes to provide incentive funding for landowners and community groups who undertake projects that will improve the quality of surface water across the municipality.The Kawartha Lakes Incentive Grant Program will assist with implementing best management practices on private land within the municipality. Up to $30,000 is available for landowner incentives with an additional $10,000 available for community groups. Individuals are eligible to receive up to $4,000, while there is no cap for the community-based projects, however awarding of grants will be based on need, merit and…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:22

Scugog WATER Fund open for applications

JUNE 11, 2019 – Are you a property owner in the Township of Scugog, Brock or Clarington? Through the Scugog WATER (Water and Terrain Environmental Restoration) Fund, Kawartha Conservation provides financial assistance to property owners who undertake projects that contribute to the health of Lake Scugog and its watershed. The goal of the Scugog WATER Fund is to address issues affecting Lake Scugog, including: Contaminated urban and agricultural runoff Extensive erosion on lakeshores and stream banks Poorly functioning septic systems around the lake Loss of natural cover along shorelines and stream banks “The Scugog WATER Fund is a great opportunity…
June 3, 2019 – Ken Reid Conservation Area is a jewel among local conservation areas and hiking destinations. Featuring an off-leash dog park, accessible trails, boardwalks and a viewing platform overlooking the provincially-significant McLaren Marsh, Ken Reid attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. As use of the conservation area continues to increase and the demographics and user groups continue to change, Kawartha Conservation is undertaking an extensive community consultation to help form the Ken Reid Conservation Area Master Plan. “Kawartha Conservation first established a Master Plan for Ken Reid Conservation Area in 1983,” explained Brianna Callaghan, Watershed Resources…
MAY 30, 2019 – Staff from Kawartha Conservation will be hosting an information meeting to present the approved Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre. Kawartha Conservation completed the flood plain study for the Dunsford Creek Subwatershed in Dunsford, and the Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors approved the flood plain mapping study and corresponding floodline during their regular Board meeting on March 28. The information meeting on June 6 will be an opportunity for interested residents to see the Board-approved flood plain mapping results, including final regulated…
MAY 23, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors has endorsed the updated flood plain mapping for the Burnt River. The 18-month project was completed by the conservation authority for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “Technology has improved dramatically since the flood plain mapping was last completed in 1991,” explained Kawartha Conservation GIS/Mapping Technician Galen Yerex. “The updated flood plain mapping will provide better emergency management and planning information to the City and residents.” With the dramatic flooding that property owners once again experienced this spring, the updated mapping will enhance the protection of people and property by clearly identifying…
A FLOOD WATCH for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED effective immediately.  Watershed conditions status has return to NORMAL. DATE:    May 22, 2019TIME:    1:00 pm               Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED effective immediately.  Watershed conditions status has return to NORMAL. Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within…
MAY 21, 2019 – Are you a parent, grandparent, new parent, caregiver or educator? Kawartha Conservation has a number of programs designed to educate and inspire children, while promoting a healthy love for nature.“Ken Reid Conservation Area provides a great backdrop for a number of our programs, classes and camps,” explained Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “With our Outdoor Education Centre, trails, viewing platforms and our friendly, knowledgeable staff, Ken Reid is a fantastic place for kids to explore and enjoy.”Programming ranges from a Parent & Tot program for 2 to 4 year olds on Thursday mornings to Nature…
MAY 21, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s popular guided walks for seniors are returning for 2019.Beginning Tuesday, May 28, Kawartha Conservation is once again launching its popular program for seniors looking to connect with nature.The Senior’s Walking in Nature (WIN) program will run Tuesday’s from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning May 28. Walks will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area.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…
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