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Newest Addition: Welcome Summer Students

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 them: Lindsey Bergalt, GIS Technician Lindsey is a Masters Student at Trent University that began working as [...]

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Hike Smart

Hike Smart Hiking can be a fun and exciting form of physical activity. As with most physical activities, there are a few things you will need before heading out to our trails. Proper shoes, clothing and the use of insect repellent and sunscreen will keep you comfortable.  The idea is to [...]

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‘Tying the Ribbon of Life’ on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island

  For the past two Thursdays, May 18  & Thursday May 25, volunteers have been working at 'Tying the Ribbon of Life' on Big Island (Boyd/Chiminis) Island. Shoreline areas have sometimes been called the “Ribbon of Life” because so many species congregate on the area where land meets water. Our Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island property [...]

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Volunteer Experience: Black Tern Habitat Enhancement Project

Volunteer Experience: Black Tern Habitat Enhancement Project By: Patricia Wilson, KLT Volunteer Volunteering with KLT has been an amazing and fun learning opportunity for me. Getting the chance to work and collaborate with other individuals who are passionate about the environment and about protecting and preserving the lands we love has been [...]

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Happy National Wildlife Week! (April 9-15, 2017)

Spring is here and the habitats that you help KLT protect are being put to good use by wildlife! In the fields of our Dance Nature Sanctuary, woodcocks are doing their elaborate aerial dance at dusk. Salamanders are rubbing snouts as they find mates in the still icy ponds of [...]

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KLT Volunteer Bob Taylor-Vaisey

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Taylor-Vaisey

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Taylor-Vaisey By: Marnie Clement, KLT Development Committee Volunteer It all started with a chance meeting with Mike Hendren at a breakfast meeting in Toronto where Bob Taylor-Vaisey offered to do a records audit for KLT. Bob’s association with KLT has now evolved into his being the chair of the Land Securement Committee. [...]

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April 22nd: Night Sounds May 6th: Song Bird Sighting May 13th: Wild Flowers and Other Wild Things June 18th: Dragons & Damsels and Butterflies too July 23rd: Wetland Wonders August 13th: Seeing the Forest for the Trees September 17th: Feathers, Flowers and other Finery October 1st: Fleetwood Valley – Then and Now

Seasons on the Morraine

South Pond Farms, neighbours of the KLT Protected McKim-Garsonnin property The Ballyduff Trails are combining the love of food and nature in a series called "Seasons on the Morraine" From April to October there will be eight guided/interpreted nature walks on the Ballyduff Trails adjoining South Pond. The walks are designed to [...]

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We’re looking for volunteers to assist with ongoing monitoring & maintenance of Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island

Do you have access to a boat? Can you commit to regular visits to the island? Consider becoming a volunteer on Boyd Island with KLT. Volunteering is a great excuse to explore nature and spend time on the water, while helping to ensure that our natural environment is a welcoming place [...]

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Employment Opportunities

We have two summer job opportunities: 'Assistant Biologist' and 'Marketing Assistant' Please see the job description and application details: Summer Job: Assistant Biologist Application Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017 – 4 p.m. Summer Job: Marketing Assistant Application Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12noon     Join our team and help protect the land you love!

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Volunteert -Warren Dunlop & Land Stewardship Coordinator - Thom Unrau

A New Face at KLT!

A New Face at KLT! Thom Unrau is as our new full-time Land Stewardship Coordinator. Some of you may remember Thom when he worked for KLT part-time last summer, mainly on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island. He has experience working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in one of their priority natural areas [...]

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