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Check it out – Kawartha Land Trust Properties are on eBird and iNaturalist!

By: Warren Dunlop, Volunteer, Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island Lead Property Steward Are you looking for a new place to go birding, botanizing, herping, or hunting for your favourite insects? Why not check out a Kawartha Land Trust property! Kawartha Land Trust protects 17 properties in Peterborough and the Kawarthas comprising 1,660 hectares (4,101 acres) [...]

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Welcome New Team Members!

From R-L: Shivaan Burke, Rachel Rutherford, Patricia Wilson and Tineasha Brenot (missing from picture: Camille Cooper) Meet the new members of our staff! Shivaan Burke Shivaan Burke is the administrative assistant at Kawartha Land Trust and has a background in environment and climate change science. She has worked in government and the private [...]

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May is LEAVE A LEGACY™ month

Photo: Roz and Tim Paddling at KLT's protected Emily Creek Wetlands. A Lasting Legacy for Protecting the Land You Love in the Kawarthas In 1991, Roz Moore and her husband Tim purchased a cottage on Stony Lake. They were captivated by the lake’s beauty and natural heritage features, including the abundant wildlife.  And [...]

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Ephemeral Wildflowers of the Kawarthas

By KLT Volunteer, Joseph Gentile Kawartha Land Trust’s Mother's Day Wildflower Walk is drawing near! On Sunday, May 12th, 2019, from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM, Kawartha Land Trust will be leading a social, interactive event through the Jeffery-Cowan Forest Preserve to promote awareness of some of the region’s diverse and eminently beautiful [...]

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Salamanders of the Kawarthas

Written by Ciara Dunne, Ecosystem Management Technology, Fleming College, Placement Student Kawartha Land Trust hosts several events annually that help teach the public about the natural environment and the wildlife that inhabit these natural spaces. Without the generous support of our donors of land, money & time – the conservation of [...]

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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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