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Pluggin’ away in the Prairie – Plug planting on the McKim-Garsonnin Property!

Pluggin’ away in the Prairie – Plug planting on the McKim-Garsonnin Property! Tall grass prairie habitat is an endangered grassland ecosystem that is dominated by native grasses along with a dazzling array of native wildflowers.  Tall grass prairie habitat is an important home to many grassland birds, rare wildlife, butterflies and [...]

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Jeffrey Cowan Forest Preserve Celebration

Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve Celebration On Saturday, July 21, 2018 approximately 75 guests gathered on the north shore of Stony Lake in celebration of several incredible gifts of the late Norman Cowan to Kawartha Land Trust including the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve and East Syndicate Island. The Jeffrey-Cowan site includes 146 acres of protected [...]

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Paddle to KLT’s Hiking Trails

Photo: Bench at the water's edge on the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve.  Thanks to our volunteers for building this bench and others along the Stony Lake Trails.  Do you love paddling and hiking? Two of Kawartha Land Trust protected properties provide excellent destinations for a paddling and hiking combo adventure. There are public [...]

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Introducing Anna Lee, Executive Assistant

Please join us in welcoming Anna Lee as the newest member of the KLT Team! Anna is our new Executive Assistant, she brings tremendous experience that will certainly be an asset as we continue to grow and expand our impact as we continue to protect the land we love in the [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Warren Dunlop

Volunteer Spotlight: Warren Dunlop By Marnie Clement, Volunteer, KLT Development Committee When Warren Dunlop retired in 2014 from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) he probably thought he would be able to relax a bit. Seems he was wrong.  Warren is one of the busiest volunteers involved in the Kawartha [...]

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Snapping Turtles Find New Home On KLT’s Stony Lake Trails

Snapping Turtles Find New Home On KLT's Stony Lake Trails Kawartha Land Trust and the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) teamed up Friday June 15th to release more than two dozen snapping turtle hatchlings in one of the wetlands alongside our Stony Lake Trails network. Mike Hendren, KLT’s Executive Director welcomed donors and volunteers [...]

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Introducing New Trustees and Board of Directors

From Left to Right: Back: Thom Unrau, Bill Morris, Don Gillespie, Evan Thomas, Blair Mackenzie, Ralph McKim, Ben Samann, Eric Howe, Tony Tilly, John McWilliams, David Young, Mike Hendren Middle: Kate Ramsay, Cheryl Lewis, Eva Kennedy, Alice Sharpe, Linda Whetung, Keith Knott, Don Ross, Tara King, Anna Lee Front: Jessica Rogers, John Desbiens Introducing [...]

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Help Create a New Nature Reserve Near Balsam Lake

We have a time sensitive opportunity to permanently protect an environmentally significant 660 acre property close to Balsam Lake. Recently, KLT announced the protection of two new properties: Schipper and Darling, and we have many others in discussion such as the Cation Property. The Cation property is located between Balsam Lake and [...]

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Meet Our New Summer Students

Meet Our New Summer Students! With the help of Canada Summer Jobs and Employment Planning and Counseling, Kawartha Land Trust was able to hire four new additions to our team this summer!  Patricia Wilson Having volunteered closely with the organization for two years, Patricia Wilson is one of the new Stewardship Technicians at Kawartha Land Trust. [...]

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Heath Finely, Ham & Lawrie Keillor-Faulkner (KLT Volunteers), Ellen & Brian Desbiens, & Johanna Linnarz​

KLT Celebrated International Trails Day with 7.5 km of New Trails near Gannon Narrows

In recognition of International Trails Day, Kawartha Land Trust celebrated a new partnership with Trent Severn Waterway – Parks Canada (TSW) and the Municipality of Trent Lakes with the grand opening of a 7.5 km trail network on the John Earle Chase Memorial Park, near Gannon Narrows. The John Earle Chase [...]

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