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Blog posts and news releases related to shoreline stewardship.

NEWMARKET (November 28, 2019) Conservation Ontario is pleased that the report released today by the Province’s Special Advisor on Flooding recognizes the critical role that conservation authorities (CAs) play in Ontario’s flood management. Flood management in Ontario is a shared responsibility among municipalities, emergency management officials, the Province and conservation authorities. This report recognizes the value of the conservation authority model and recommends that the Province ‘consult with the conservation authorities on their application of the natural hazards-based approach and risk-based approach to managing flooding’.   “A quick scan of the 66 recommendations shows us that Mr. McNeil appreciates the…
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:05

Ag conference focuses on soil and water quality

November 13, 2019 – On Friday, December 13, the agricultural community will have an opportunity to come together to hear from a great line-up of speakers and presenters as part of Kawartha Conservation’s 2019 Agricultural Conference.‘Working Together to Improve Soil and Water Quality on the Farm’ will be the focus on this one-day event being held at the Ops Community Centre. “This conference is really geared towards the agricultural community where we’ll discuss current issues with water quality and soil health on the farm,” explained Stewardship Outreach Technician Emily Johnston. “Funding opportunities for projects that support water quality and soil…
October 22, 2019 – For nearly 40 years, Kawartha Conservation has been focused on protecting the people, property and environment within the Kawartha Watershed. Kawartha Conservation will celebrate its 40th year with a number of activities beginning on Wednesday, October 23 with First Nations storytelling and drumming circle with Jake Charles from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Join Jake Charles of First Nation Cultural Tours to learn about some of the traditions of First Nations People.,” said Kristie Virgoe, Director, Stewardship and Conservation Lands. “Jake will share stories and information about the history and tradition of the Original People of…
AUGUST 13, 2019 – Council members and staff with the City of Kawartha Lakes received an update and presentation on the newly-completed Burnt River Flood Plain Mapping Tuesday afternoon. Director of Planning, Development and Engineering, Ron Warne and GIS/Mapping Technician Galen Yerex made the presentation to Council. The mapping was completed over 18-months and pulls 130 years of weather and hydrological data to provide the City and its residents with the most technically accurate flood plain information for the Burnt River area. “Technology has improved dramatically since the flood plain mapping was last completed in 1991,” explained Mr. Yerex. “The…
Monday, 12 August 2019 10:25

Order rain barrels by August 26

AUGUST 12, 2019 – There are a number of benefits to using rain barrels to harvest water, and Kawartha Conservation is giving you two more: great prices and the opportunity to help others, while you help yourself. Kawartha Conservation’s 2019 Rain Barrel sale orders end on August 26, with pick up slated for August 31. “This is a perfect opportunity to order rain barrels and accessories at great prices,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “People can order 180 litre (47 Gallon) or 220 Litre (55 Gallon) rain barrels and a number of accessories from wooden rain barrel stands to downspout…
Join us on Thursday, August 8 for the Conservation Classic Charity Golf Tournament at Sturgeon Point Golf Club. The proceeds from this fun, nine-hole tournament will help support stewardship projects in 2019. The Conservation Classic Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by Sturgeon Point Golf Club, begins at 4 p.m. with registration beginning at 3 p.m. In the event of rain, the Conservation Classic will be held on August 15. Cost is $60, and includes a BBQ dinner and prizes. Register online at http://bit.ly/KawarthaClassicGolf by August 5, 2019 as a single, couple or team of four. The raised funds from the tournament will support…
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…
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…
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