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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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Holy Cross Students Spruce Up Trails on “Take Me Outside” Day

Holy Cross Students Spruce Up Trails on "Take Me Outside" Day Fourteen students from Holy Cross High School participated in a full day of hard work in the outdoors on Wednesday, October 24th in honour of Take Me Outside day. The group met at the John Earle Chase Memorial Park, just North [...]

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Stewardship Update – Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve

The Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve was one of three environmentally significant properties that we protected this year!  We would like to share with you some of the stewardship activities that have taken place this year as a result of the generous support from many volunteers and donors like you. The Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve includes 135 [...]

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The Cation Wildlife Preserve ‘KLT Property in the Works’

As soon as you arrive at the 660 acre Cation property you know it is a special place worth protecting. You can help protect this property by making a donation today to KLT. The property is filled with rolling areas that used to be pasture grasslands, meadow thickets, early successional and [...]

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Gary Hueval

KLT Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Heuval

KLT Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Heuval By: Marnie Clement, KLT Development Committee Volunteer Gary Heuval’s deep love of nature is reflected in his work, his play and his volunteering. Born in the small town of Iroquois in Eastern Ontario, he moved to Cardinal the summer before he started Grade 7. After graduating from high school [...]

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Pluggin’ away in the Prairie – Plug planting on the McKim-Garsonnin Property!

Pluggin’ away in the Prairie – Plug planting on the McKim-Garsonnin Property! Tall grass prairie habitat is an endangered grassland ecosystem that is dominated by native grasses along with a dazzling array of native wildflowers.  Tall grass prairie habitat is an important home to many grassland birds, rare wildlife, butterflies and [...]

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Jeffrey Cowan Forest Preserve Celebration

Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve Celebration On Saturday, July 21, 2018 approximately 75 guests gathered on the north shore of Stony Lake in celebration of several incredible gifts of the late Norman Cowan to Kawartha Land Trust including the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve and East Syndicate Island. The Jeffrey-Cowan site includes 146 acres of protected [...]

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Paddle to KLT’s Hiking Trails

Photo: Bench at the water's edge on the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve.  Thanks to our volunteers for building this bench and others along the Stony Lake Trails.  Do you love paddling and hiking? Two of Kawartha Land Trust protected properties provide excellent destinations for a paddling and hiking combo adventure. There are public [...]

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Introducing Anna Lee, Executive Assistant

Please join us in welcoming Anna Lee as the newest member of the KLT Team! Anna is our new Executive Assistant, she brings tremendous experience that will certainly be an asset as we continue to grow and expand our impact as we continue to protect the land we love in the [...]

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