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16 Stewardship Projects on Private Lands in 2017

Stewardship Projects on Private Lands This year we partnered with private landowners on 16 stewardship projects. We were able to improve habitat in key areas identified through Kawarthas Naturally Connected by planting 18,560 trees, managing 20 acres of invasive plants, planting 2 acres of pollinator habitat and removing 1 km of wildlife [...]

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A few thousand trees: Private landowners caring for and protecting the land they love!

A few thousand trees(18,560 to be more exact): Private landowners caring for and protecting the land they love! Over 85% percent of the land in the Kawartha Region is owned by private landowners. Passionate rural landowners, farmers and woodlot managers use their own time and resources to care and protect the land [...]

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Thorny Thieves: The fight against Invasive Buckthorn on KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary

Thorny Thieves: The fight against Invasive Buckthorn on KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary By: Patricia Wilson, Volunteer European or Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a non-native invasive small tree species that was introduced into North America in the 1880s as an attractive shrub that was planted on people’s properties to be used as [...]

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Al Sippel 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Al Sippel

Volunteer Spotlight: Al Sippel By: Marnie Clement, Volunteer on KLT's Development Committee Al Sippel is passionate about land.  His dedication may have started on the small farm he grew up on in the Woodstock area that had been in his mother’s family since before Confederation.  It is demonstrated today through his work [...]

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A Special KLT Thanks.Giving & New Board Chair Announcement

A Special KLT Thanks.Giving & New Board Chair Announcement Just as the September heat wave broke, perfect fall weather greeted more than 130 donors and volunteers for our Annual Thanks.Giving event held at the spectacular Ballyduff Trails winding through the 260 acres of the McKim-Garsonnin property on the Oak Ridges Moraine. In [...]

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KLT Song: “If we had a million acres…”

Kawartha Land Trust Vision Song "If we had a million acres..." Music by Bare Naked Ladies & Lyrics adapted by Ian Deslauriers Our Thanks.Giving event ended with 'The Ians', Ian Attridge and Ian Deslauriers leading us in their vision song for KLT, watch below and sing along. Sing along with us! Lyrics: 1. If we had [...]

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Take down the fence! Cation Property, Coboconk

Take down the fence! Cation Property, Coboconk By: Thom Unrau, Land Stewardship Coordinator Every so often you get to do something really fun that also makes a difference in the world. While the activity I'm talking about isn't everyone's idea of fun, there is nothing subjective about the benefit that a few KLT [...]

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Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island Highlights Video

Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island has such a rich history. KLT wants to share this island with the community and for all to enjoy! In just just over a year we have come tremendous lengths towards the preservation of this island. The state of Big Island can only grow and become healthier [...]

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Summer Student Success!

Photo from left to right: Becki Rogers-Watson, Kaleigh Martherus, Lindsey Bargelt, Mike Cook & Karen Gribbon With the help of Canada Summer Jobs and Employment Planning and Counseling, Kawartha Land Trust was able to hire five new additions to our team this summer! Read on to learn a little bit about how their summer [...]

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What’s the Buzz? Bees have a very important job!

Given our interest in preserving natural habitats, Kawartha Land Trust hosted a Pollination Exploration event on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island August 15th, 2017, along with Victoria McPhail, a pollination expert working toward a PhD in Pollination Studies. What’s a pollinator? A pollinator is an insect such as a bee that causes plants to [...]

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