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KLT Response to Covid-19 Update: Guidelines for Trail Use

The staff and volunteers at Kawartha Land Trust understand how conservation and natural areas provide many health benefits in these uncertain and stressful times. We believe it is important to allow responsible access to natural areas where conditions allow. With your help we can keep some of our natural areas [...]

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Take a Guided Hike with New QR Codes at Kawartha Land Trust’s Ingleton-Wells Trails

Now you can get some exercise, fresh air, enjoy nature AND learn something when you visit the Kawartha Land Trust’s Ingleton-Wells property. QR, or Quick Response Codes are going to be installed on posts on the property in July.  These codes are two-dimensional barcodes that visitors to the property can [...]

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Stories from the Field: Invasive Species Management

By: Lexi Armstrong and Veronica Price-Jones, Canadian Conservation Corps interns Stories from the Field are featured stories, tips, and experiences from KLT's stewardship team. Canadian Conservation Corps interns, with KLT, Lexi and Veronica share their experiences with invasive species management on KLT properties. Control of invasive species on KLT properties has become [...]

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*New* Protected Property: The Jones Woodlot

Thanks to your support of the conservation of The Jones Woodlot is now protected, forever! The Jones Woodlot is a 50-acre property located directly adjacent to the Kawartha Land Trust protected Fell Wetland. With your support to acquire this property, you have doubled the amount of conserved land in this Provincially [...]

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Welcome New Team Members!

Some members of KLT new staff with CCC Interns (L-R: Abby Godja, Hayden Wilson, Lexi Armstrong and Veronica Price-Jones) With support from Canada Summer Jobs, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Eco Canada, The Gainey Foundation and the Michael Young Family Foundation the KLT team has expanded for the season. We are fortunate to [...]

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KLT Welcome’s New Summer Interns!

KLT interns at the John Earle Chase Memorial Park (L-R: Veronica Price-Jones, Lexi Armstrong) There will be two new faces out working on Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) properties this summer! Two Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) interns are joining KLT this summer to assist with the stewardship work. This will include tree planting, [...]

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You can help improve the amount of protected ecologically intact land in the Kawarthas!

By: Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee The importance of protecting land was reinforced recently with the release of a new study showing that as little as 3 per cent of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of its original animals. Previous studies had estimated 20 to 40 per [...]

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Ephemeral Wildflowers of the Kawarthas

By KLT Volunteer, Joseph Gentile Wildflowers make up a significant proportion of the local terrestrial food web. They are species that have evolved to withstand the harsh Ontarian climate, with no artificial rendering from humans. Because of these factors, wildflowers are key to sustaining life in fragile ecosystems and are an [...]

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Your Gift Today can Protect a New Conservation Project!

By acting today, a new property can be protected for you and your loved ones. Do you want to see more land preserved? Are you worried that the provincial government could change protected lands by the stroke of a pen? If you answered yes, then your gift today can save a new [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas with Al Sippel at KLT Thanks.Giving event, 2017 Evan Thomas has been involved with KLT for almost 10 years! In 2012 he was introduced and initially convinced of KLT’s merits by his past Ministry of Natural Resources colleague and then Board Chair, Cheryl Lewis. “I was looking for opportunities to [...]

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Enhancing Water Quality in the Kawarthas

With your support KLT contributes to enhancing water quality in the Kawarthas. We achieve this through the protection of water-related ecosystems. Four new KLT properties now protect wetlands. The Partners in Conservation project protects water quality in the Fleetwood Creek Watershed. Christie Bentham Wetland Last year, KLT undertook a special campaign to buy [...]

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