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Thom Unrau leading a Kawartha Land Trust guided hike

Needed: Volunteers for Kawartha Land Trust’s People & Nature Events Working Group

Do you think you would be good at finding ways to introduce people to the wonders of the natural world? For 2023, KLT is piloting a new events promotions model to do just that.Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is establishing a People & Nature Events Working Group comprised of six to [...]

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Marlys Kerkman, Marnie Clement and Thom Unrau at John Earle Chase Memorial Park

Happy Trails in Trent Lakes: Marlys Kerkman Reflects on KLT-Protected John Earle Chase Memorial Park

Long-time Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) volunteer Marlys Kerkman feels a special bond with John Earle Chase Memorial Park in Trent Lakes. Not only does she love to walk there, but she also has fond memories of the Chase family who donated the land that is now protected. Raised on a farm in [...]

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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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Pipers’ Woods: 61 Acres of Forest Now Protected by Kawartha Land Trust

Mature woodlot in Peterborough County home to three species-at-risk Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is pleased to celebrate the gift of Pipers’ Woods — a beautiful, 61-acre woodlot that was generously gifted to KLT by two donors who wish to remain anonymous. This mature woodlot, which is situated on limestone bedrock, is part [...]

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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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Ballyduff Trails Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Tales from Ballyduff Trails

Tallgrass Prairie habitat is a grassland ecosystem that is dominated by native grasses and a wonderful array of native wildflowers. Grassland birds like the Eastern Meadowlark and Bobolink, which are both designated as species at risk in Ontario, call Tallgrass Prairies home. According to Tallgrass Ontario, "Tallgrass ecosystems are one of [...]

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Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island Image

20th Anniversary Series: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island & Kawartha Land Trust

This installation of Kawartha Land Trust’s 20th anniversary series shines a light on beautiful Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island and Kawartha Land Trust’s history with the island.Maybe you’ve seen the island from the mainland shoreline on Pigeon Lake, or perhaps you’ve canoed or boated there for an afternoon of hiking amid the [...]

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Second Annual Women’s Backcountry Skills Clinic Held on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island

On June 11, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT), in partnership with Paddle Like A Girl and Wild Rock, held our second annual Women’s Backcountry Skills Clinic. This year, the event was held at KLT’s Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island in Pigeon Lake. The island, at over 1,000 acres, is the largest undeveloped island in [...]

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A KLT staff member and volunteer work to clear trails at Christie Bentham Wetland

Kawartha Land Trust Trails Update: July 8, 2022

Thank you for your patience as our staff and volunteers have been working hard to clear downed and leaning trees from our trails that fell as a result of the May 21 derecho.Here are Kawartha Land Trust’s trails updates as of July 8, 2022. We’re excited to report that a number [...]

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Big Island Image

Kawartha Land Trust Call for Volunteers

We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us fill these exciting roles: Trails and Public Relations Volunteer: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, Pigeon LakeTrail Maintenance and Monitoring: John Earle Chase Memorial Park, Gannon's Narrows, Trent Lakes Trails & Public Relations Volunteer, Big (Boyd/ Chiminis) Island Description Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island is a crowning achievement [...]

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