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Blog posts and news releases related to farm stewardship.

August 2, 2017 – Grants are available to assist farmers in the Staples River and Talbot, Balsam, Raven, Mitchell and Canal Lakes area of Kawartha Lakes to implement practices that minimize nutrient and sediment input to local waterbodies. The Kawartha Lakes Farmland Stewardship Fund provides grants of $1,000 to $15,000 depending on the project, covering up to 75 per cent of the total project cost. “This is a great opportunity for farmers in the eligible area to receive substantial funding for projects that help project the health of local waterbodies and ensure agricultural best management practices are in place to…
May 29, 2017 – The Community Advisory Panel and Kawartha Conservation are seeking community feedback on lake management plan implementation projects through a newly launched online survey. The survey results will be shared during a half-day Stewardship Summit on July 15 at the Cambray Community Centre located at 2255 Elm Tree Road. “The survey is one component of community consultation and engagement to get specific ideas for projects and priorities regarding lake management plan implementation,” said Community Advisory Panel Chair, Doug Erlandson. “Working with our community partners and listening to the feedback of residents has been a key component of…
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.…
With funding from Durham Region, we provide landowner grants through the Scugog WATER Fund to help pay for costs associated with approved stewardship projects. To be eligible, stewardship projects must be in the Durham Region portion of the Kawartha watershed. Successful projects will be chosen for their potential to address issues affecting Lake Scugog, such as: Contaminated urban and agricultural runoff Erosion on lake shores and stream banks Poorly functioning septic systems around the lake. New in 2015 - Planting Trees and Shrubs In addition to the list of projects already supported, the Scugog WATER Fund now supports planting native…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 15:19

Seedlings for sale

We're taking orders for our seedling distribution in April. There are 11 tree species, 8 shrub species, and 3 grass species available, all suitable to growing conditions in the Kawarthas. Whether you are creating a natural oasis on your property, building property value, or using plants to create windbreaks, you will find a range of species for your project. The shrubs and grasses are especially suited to shorelines. They will thrive in wet conditions, and grow deep, strong roots to help protect your shoreline from erosion. Visit our website for an order form and details about each species, including their…
Watershed stewardship is the act of caring for the land, water, air, and all the natural features that support a healthy watershed. Stewardship helps sustain your watershed in order to assure clean and abundant water and natural resources for future generations. Watershed stewardThe first step to being a watershed steward is understanding that your actions can have a direct impact on the health of your watershed. With this in mind, watershed stewards take actions that enhance and protect their watershed, as well as their properties. Actions may be large or small and may include such things as reducing or eliminating…
Funding and Technical Assistance Available for 2015 On-Farm Stewardship ProjectsThe Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative (KFSC) invites farmers and rural landowners to attend the 3rd Annual Kawartha Farm Stewardship Workshop on Saturday February 7, 2015 at Rolling Hills Public School in Bethany (20 minutes west of Peterborough). The event is designed to celebrate the stewardship achievements of the past year, and to inform the farming public about the resources available to support on-farm stewardship. This full-day workshop will feature presentations by farmers and industry professionals on topics such as: practical strategies for reducing neonicotinoid use (Greg Stewart, OMAFRA); creative options and…