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Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island Highlights Video

Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island has such a rich history. KLT wants to share this island with the community and for all to enjoy! In just just over a year we have come tremendous lengths towards the preservation of this island. The state of Big Island can only grow and become healthier [...]

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Summer Student Success!

Photo from left to right: Becki Rogers-Watson, Kaleigh Martherus, Lindsey Bargelt, Mike Cook & Karen Gribbon 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 how their summer [...]

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What’s the Buzz? Bees have a very important job!

Given our interest in preserving natural habitats, Kawartha Land Trust hosted a Pollination Exploration event on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island August 15th, 2017, along with Victoria McPhail, a pollination expert working toward a PhD in Pollination Studies. What’s a pollinator? A pollinator is an insect such as a bee that causes plants to [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Eva Kennedy

As manager of the Southern Science and Information Section at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Eva Kennedy guided a multidisciplinary group working on identifying ecologically significant areas, mapping priority areas and identifying linkages in the Kawarthas in order to develop a natural heritage system. Eva became aware of the work [...]

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A Gift of Securities to KLT is a Win/Win

The benefits of making a charitable donation to KLT are countless – you will help protect significant sites throughout the Kawarthas, create corridors for wildlife and increase the number of sites you can access on walking trails, all while saving on your income tax! David Cation, a Bobcaygeon resident, KLT volunteer and [...]

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Jeremy Carver (centered in yellow) with a group of hikers at the Stony Lake Trails Celebration

Stony Lake Trails 1-Year Celebration

Stony Lake Trails 1-Year Celebration Article by Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer They arrived by land and sea—well, not quite by sea, but certainly by lake. Regardless of whether they chose to drive, boat or hike to the event, approximately 60 participants came out Saturday, July 8th to celebrate the first anniversary of [...]

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KLT Trail Bingo

KLT Trail Bingo is fun for kids of all ages!   Download your KLT Trail Bingo Card for your next adventure: Trail Bingo

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Trailblazing on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island

Trailblazing on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island There has been tireless effort put into making Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island an even greater treasure in the Kawarthas since the donation of the Island in 2015. One of the most exciting aspects of Boyd Island stewardship is in its final steps: An 8km hiking trail system on [...]

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Next Generation of Environmental Professionals: Trent University & Fleming College Partnerships

Next Generation of Environmental Professionals:  Trent University & Fleming College Partnerships As an organization that is deeply rooted in the local community, Kawartha Land Trust jumped at the opportunity to develop partnerships with Trent University and Fleming College. The outstanding results of the hard work of the students have exceeded our [...]

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Every Tree Has Its Story: Tree Planting with Kawartha Land Trust

Every Tree Has Its Story: Tree Planting with Kawartha Land Trust By: Thom Unrau, Land Stewardship Coordinator In the Kawarthas, most tree planting isn't done with commercial timber harvest in mind, so behind every tree planted there is a story of people passionate about the land, the environment and nature. It's the [...]

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