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Shoreline

Blog posts and news releases related to shoreline stewardship.

March 12, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation, along with partner conservation authorities around the Greater Toronto Area Conservation Authorities would like to remind residents of the dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes at this time of year and urge everyone to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge. The Kawartha Conservation watershed received a typical amount of snow this winter. Some of the snowpack has melted recently as air temperature remained well above the freezing mark. As a result, local rivers and streams are already flowing higher and faster. As snow across the watershed continue melting…
February 21, 2020 – Leading by example, connecting with our community, integrating available knowledge and decision making, and empowering our community to act are the key takeaways from the recent board-approved 10-year Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Strategy. “Each goal is supported by objectives and desired outcomes that will enable us to focus our efforts and develop a flexible framework guiding program planning and implementation,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “Actions and Targets have been set to evaluate and measure the success of project implementation over the next ten (10) years. Kawartha Conservation’s Stewardship Strategy has been developed to assist the Stewardship…
February 11, 2020 – The public is invited to a free public forum on flood preparedness in Fenelon Falls on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “This is a great forum for residents and property owners concerned about flooding and how they can be more prepared,” explained Iryna Shulyarenko, hydrologist at Kawartha Conservation. “The forum will include a trade show as well as presentations on flood emergency management, flood preparedness and flood protection.” The forum is being organized and co-hosted in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the City of Kawartha Lakes.Formal presentations will take place between 10…
Monday, 16 December 2019 11:39

2020 Tree Seedling sales now open

December 16, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s 2020 Tree Seedling sale is now open with a great selection of Evergreens, deciduous trees  and shrubs.  The program offers native species as well as advancing species which aren't currently found naturally in the Kawartha Watershed, but they are migrating from the South as the climate warms and are becoming more suitable in the Kawartha watershed.   “The Tree Seedling Program helps property owners across our watershed with purchasing tree seedlings in bulk,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “This annual sale is always popular and is an easy way to purchase different types and…
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…
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