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Shoreline

Blog posts and news releases related to shoreline stewardship.

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…
May 15, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation staff have launched two floodplain mapping projects to continue the critical work of updating or establishing floodplain mapping tools within the Kawartha watershed. McLaren’s Creek and Fenelon Falls South will be the subject sites for the next 18-months. Updating and establishing floodplain mapping for approximately 9.5 kilometres of McLaren’s Creek and 6.5 kilometres of Fenelon Falls South will help guide land use decisions in the two areas for the foreseeable future. City of Kawartha Lakes and Conservation Authority staff were informed they had been approved for a National Disaster Mitigation Program funding grant towards…
A FLOOD WATCH continues for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. The water levels of the large Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction have been stable or continued their very slow decline over the last 4 days. FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA LAKES – UpdateDATE:    May 14, 2019TIME:    2:30 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH continues for the…
Friday, 10 May 2019 15:17

FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA LAKES

A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction has been lifted.  DATE:    May 10, 2019TIME:    3:00 pm               Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.…
Kawartha Conservation, May 9, 2019 – The flooding that has recently occurred in numerous communities throughout several provinces in Canada is a stark reminder of how devastating the damage can be. Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone impacted by the floods. The conservation authority wants to take this opportunity to remind residents that flooding can happen to anyone. It’s important to know that you can take steps now to protect yourself and hopefully minimize the risk of flooding and/or be prepared in case it does happen to you. Find out what your insurance covers Call your insurance company…
A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system. DATE:    May 8, 2019TIME:    2:30 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for the shoreline…
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