Patricia Wilson holding a Map Turtle Hatchling before releasing it

Force of Nature: Thanking Patricia Wilson

After five years of creating community around conservation, Patricia Wilson is leaving Kawartha Land Trust for a new challenge Patricia Wilson recalls the exact moment she knew that she wanted to be involved with Kawartha Land Trust (KLT). It was at a tree-planting event at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary in Lakefield, [...]

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KLT staff and volunteers at Ballyduff Trails for a field day of tree planting

Without Volunteers There Would Be No Kawartha Land Trust (KLT)

By Marie Clement, KLT Volunteer, as part of KLT's 20th Anniversary Series Well, maybe Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) would exist but it would be a few people sitting in an office totally overwhelmed by what they would be unable to achieve. Actually, this group of people would likely be able [...]

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Kawartha Land Trust (KLT): 2022 Strategic Planning Consultation

Help guide the next eight years of KLT’s conservation work in the Kawarthas. Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is currently working on its next strategic plan, which will help define KLT’s focus for the next eight years. In our 20-year history, KLT and its donors, volunteers, and supporters have protected 4,800 acres of [...]

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Viking Oak Stony Lake Trails

Kawartha Land Trust’s Stony Lake Trails: A Walk Through History

KLT 20th Anniversary Series Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer While a number of Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) protected properties have trails that are open to the public, the Stony Lake Trails, located above the north shore of Stony Lake, are the first KLT trails to cross multiple properties. With the support of volunteers, donors, [...]

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KLT is Recruiting Trustees!

Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is recruiting a number of voluntary positions to join our esteemed team of Trustees. Over the last 20 years, KLT—the only Land Trust in the region—has successfully started a conservation boom in the Kawarthas by protecting over 4,500 acres of critical natural spaces. We do this by working [...]

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CCC interns in the field

Canadian Conservation Corps Ontario Land Conservation Internship

Do you want to work with organizations that protect tens of thousand of acres of nature in Ontario? Land trusts are charitable, non-governmental organizations working in our communities to: Protect nature against development by making new nature reservesRestore and monitor threatened ecosystemsSafeguard habitat for endangered speciesCreate trails and deliver educational programs that [...]

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Big/Boyd/Chiminis Island

100% Protection for Big/Boyd/Chiminis island

KLT now protects 100 percent of the largest island in the Kawartha region — and we couldn't have done it without YOU! Supporters like you helped KLT say "YES" when Mike Wilson offered to donate most of Big/Boyd/Chiminis Island to KLT in 2015. YOU helped raise $1 million — a truly remarkable [...]

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Hayden Wilson on Global News

KLT in the Press

Thanks to your support, KLT has been getting a lot of great press these days! In case you missed it, here's a round-up of fantastic KLT media coverage from the last month. Local, independent media outlet wrote a wonderful piece announcing two new wetland properties, on Nogie's Creek and Balsam Lake, [...]

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How it All Began…

(Left to right) Ian Attridge, Mieke Schipper, Barbara Heidenreich and Terry Rees with the just-signed Conservation Agreement for the Gamiing Nature Sanctuary in June 2002. It was a moment worthy of a Hollywood movie.  When Ian met Mieke a land trust was born! It all began after lawyer Ian Attridge moved to the [...]

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New: Protected Properties on Nogies Creek and Balsam Lake

Two new wetland properties have been donated to the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) by Kawartha Conservation. The properties, one on Nogies Creek and one on Balsam Lake, both contain significant ecological features and provide potential natural corridors to Provincially Protected areas. “This project has been a great example of collaboration between [...]

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