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Christie Bentham Wetland Project

Kawartha Land Trust is undertaking a special campaign to purchase a property just south of Burleigh Falls which contains a Provincially Significant Wetland, forest corridor, undeveloped shoreline and a wonderful trail network which is well known in the local community. If successfully protected, this property, also referred to as the [...]

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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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KLT Hosts 2nd Annual Traditional Indigenous Medicine Walk

On Saturday, September 19th about 80 people  participated in a series of staggered, physically distanced walks for our Second Annual Traditional Indigenous Medicine Walks.  Joseph Pitiwanakwat led multiple walks at one of KLT’s newest protected properties, the Cation Wildlife Preserve. Joe Pitawanakwat is the Founder and Director of Creators Garden, an [...]

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Connecting Youth to Nature: TimberNook Program at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary

This summer, Compass Early Learning and Care (Compass ELC) partnered with Kawartha Land Trust to host a TimberNook camp at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary. This partnership allowed KLT to support Compass in their mission of bringing children back outdoors and connect with nature.  The wide variety of plants and wildlife habitats [...]

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New Faces at KLT! Introducing KLT’s New Interns

KLT's new interns at the Dance Nature Sanctuary: (L-R) Jessie Lozanski and Rachel Toobey By: Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee There will be two new faces out working on Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) properties this fall! This summer there was a lot of work KLT was not able to get done because [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Crins

Bill Crins has been involved in Conservation Biology since starting his career in the field in 1972, as a Naturalist in Algonquin Park. In 1978, Bill completed a B.Sc., specializing in Botany at the University of Guelph. He then completed M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Toronto studying the [...]

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Help us by taking a five-minute online environmental survey!

Now, more than ever, our natural environment and spaces are important sanctuaries. We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas on our natural environment in a five-minute online survey. The results from this survey will help to shape Kawartha Land Trust and the work we do in the future. It is [...]

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KLT’s Approach to Stewardship during COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, like many organizations, Kawartha Land Trust had to figure out the way forward. So far it continues to be both a challenging and inspiring experience. It’s been challenging for many reasons. John Kintare, KLT’s Executive Director, has found it “hard to make concrete plans on ever-changing government regulations, [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cheryl Lewis

Cheryl Lewis and David Bell at KLT Ingleton Wells property, 2014 By: Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee Like cream, Cheryl Lewis naturally rises to the top. In her 35 years with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) she began as a fisheries biologist and eventually became Aquatic Science Manager and lastly Forest, [...]

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Welcome KLT’s New Development Manager, Tasmin Rajotte

By: Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee Tasmin Rajotte, KLT’s new Development Manager, has been working in the charitable sector and has more than 22 years experience in administration, fundraising, project implementation and management, research and writing and diplomatic work at the international level.  Tasmin has been around.  Part of her childhood [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Preiswerck

Image: Brian volunteering and promoting KLT at the Coboconk Fresh Water Summit By: Patricia Wilson, KLT's Community Conservation Coordinator Anyone who knows Brian Preiswerck knows that it's hard not to smile at his constant enthusiasm when hes talking to you about Kawartha Land Trust’s Cation Wildlife Preserve, of which he and [...]

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