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Welcome John Kintare, KLT’s New Executive Director

At the end of 2018 Kawartha Land Trust  bid farewell to Executive Director, Mike Hendren who served KLT for nine years. Mike has started a new position with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as Vice President of the Ontario Region. Mike’s departure led to a search for a new leader. [...]

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The Hidden Seasonal Cycles of the Kawartha Lakes

The Hidden Seasonal Cycles of the Kawartha Lakes By KLT Volunteer, Joseph Gentile The winter season has officially settled into the Kawarthas and many of you are probably getting out your skis and snowshoes for a whimsical day out in the snow. But, there remains an important winter process that is hidden [...]

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Winter on KLT Trails

Winter is here! But don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the land you love. Whether you prefer cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking in your winter boots, three of our protected properties are open for you to explore during winter. KLT Properties You Can Enjoy This Winter: 1. Stony Lake [...]

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KLT Exceeds Four Thousand Protected Acres with New Cation Wildlife Preserve

Photo: KLT staff, volunteers and donors, left to right: Mike McMurtry, Mike Hendren, Tara King, Patricia Wilson, Brian Preiswersk, David Cation, Sharon Cation, Thom Unrau, Guy Wagner, Ralph McKim, Bill Crins, and Anna Lee. KLT is on a roll!   Announcing the third protected property in less than two weeks. As of today KLT [...]

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Newly Protected Wootton Property

Photo: Land donors Scott Wootton and Catherine Kirk One day after announcing the new “Pine Ridge” protected property in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) has announced another newly conserved property. Scott Wootton and Catherine Kirk have gifted a 34 acre property containing a portion of a Provincially [...]

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New Pine Ridge Protected Property

Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) has just developed a Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) with Bob and Mary Hartley to protect Pine Ridge, a very special 44 acre property that sits along the Hogsback Esker (Omemee Esker) just west of the Pigeon River. [caption id="attachment_2587" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Bob & Mary Hartley[/caption] “It’s an exciting [...]

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KLT Hosts Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

More than 300 individuals came out to listen to Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, speak about Ontario’s Protected Land Shortfall, despite messy weather and roads on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Dr. Saxe talked about the commitment Canada has made to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a major international treaty to [...]

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Forestry Students Survey the Ballyduff Trails

Forestry Students Survey the Ballyduff Trails Article submitted by Scott Davis, Fleming College On Monday, November 12, sixty (60) Fleming College Forestry students swarmed the 260 acres protected by a Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) with landowners Ralph McKim and Jean Garsonnin. "The property known as Ballyduff Trails has many unique features that attract the Forestry [...]

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2018 KLT Highlights Map

Here’s a look at some of the highlights of 2018:

Over the past year, your support has enabled KLT to protect three more environmentally significant properties and develop new partnerships and projects to advance conservation in the Kawarthas. Also this year, we have organized more than 25 special events designed to get people involved, provide learning opportunities, and encourage public access [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Desbiens

Volunteer Spotlight: John Desbiens By Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee This month we shine our spotlight on John Desbiens, who is just completing his first year as Chair of the KLT Board of Directors. John’s acute appreciation for the natural environment led him to become involved with the KLT for the first [...]

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