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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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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 Two New Conservation Projects

By acting today, two more properties 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 two 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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*New* Protected Property: van Nostrand Property

The van Nostrand property is located 15 km southeast of Peterborough. It is located on the shoreline of Rice Lake at the mouth of the Indian River. The Indian River is one of the three major river systems in the Otonabee Region watershed. The property was donated to Kawartha Land [...]

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Thank You KLT Interns!

This fall, three interns from the Canadian Conservation Corps joined KLT to help with stewardship work! Jessie Lozanski and Rachel Tooby worked with KLT for four months while taking up residence at the Dance Nature Sanctuary. They were joined for the last 2 months by Cameron Kennedy.  During their time with [...]

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Here’s a look at some highlights from 2020:

Although this past year presented more challenges than others, your support helped to keep trails open, lands maintained and new land protected. Like many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic altered many of our plans. Thank you to everyone for their patience and support when we transitioned to more virtual gatherings and [...]

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Vernal Pool

*New* Protected Property: Keppler Nature Sanctuary

Located in the Chandos Lake area north of Apsley, the newly protected Keppler Nature Sanctuary is filled with many interesting natural features. This 296 acre property contains a large wetland, mixed canopy forest, permanent streams, numerous vernal pools, and intermittent stream beds. The property is adjacent to more than 600 [...]

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