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Fell canopy

*NEW* Protected Property: Fell Wetland

The newly protected Fell Wetland is relatively untouched by human activity and is home to a forested wetland and cattail marsh. This property, donated by Allan Fell and Family, has been in the Fell family since 1908.   This 50-acre property lies within the Kawarthas Naturally Connected (KNC) Preferred Scenario. The KNC Preferred [...]

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Over 18,000 Native Trees and Shrubs planted on KLT properties in 2019!

Trees, Shrubs and Plugs... Oh My! By: Patricia Wilson, Community Conservation & Stewardship Technician This year, Kawartha Land Trust staff and volunteers have planted more than 18,730 native trees and shrubs on KLT protected properties and on private properties included in KLT's Partners in Conservation initiative in the Fleetwood Creek Watershed. More than [...]

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Steve Paul at Prairie Plug Planting 2019 (McKim-Garsonnin

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Paul

By: Marnie Clement, KLT Volunteer, Development Committee Steve Paul says he’s just a regular guy with an interest in citizen science, but his interest, dedication and commitment to the environment far exceed what “just a regular guy” would do. Steve has been a regular presence at many Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) projects [...]

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2019 Highlights

Here’s a look at some highlights from 2019:

Over the past year, your support has enabled KLT to develop new partnerships and projects to advance conservation in the Kawarthas. Also this year, we have organized more than 25 special events designed to get people involved, provide learning opportunities, and encourage public access to these special areas in the Kawarthas. More [...]

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Trails

Keppler Nature Sanctuary “Property Protection in the Works”

The Keppler property is slated to be formally protected by the end of 2019! Located in the Chandos Lake area north of Apsley, the 296 acre Keppler property is filled with interesting natural features. It contains a sizable wetland, mixed canopy forest, permanent streams, numerous vernal pools, intermittent stream beds, and [...]

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Fell Forest sunlight

Property to be Protected: Fell

The Fell property is on target to be protected by the end of 2019. This property is relatively untouched by human activity and is home to a forested wetland and cattail marsh. Your donation to KLT will help to permanently protect this land that is excellent habitat for a variety [...]

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KLT Recognizes Legacy Volunteers & Big Island Advisory Team

Image: (L-R) Anna Lee; Opertations Manager, John Kintare; Executive Director, Tara King; Development Manager, Legacy Volunteers: Ralph McKim, Lawrie Keillor-Faulkner, John Platt and Thom Unrau; Land Stewardship Manager KLT Recognizes Volunteers with 10+ Years of Volunteer Service & Big Island Management Advisory Team Kawartha Land Trust (KLT)'s annual Thanks.giving on Thursday, October [...]

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Strategic Plan

We want to hear from you! KLT’s New Strategic Plan

Thank you to everyone who was able to provide their input for our next Strategic Plan. The final plan will be released in early 2020.    - see below for letter from Chair, John Desbiens   The survey is now closed, thank you for you participation. Online Survey: If you are unable to attend a session [...]

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Transforming Chase – Stewardship Update

Transforming Chase – The Stewardship Journey. By: Patricia Wilson, KLT's Community Conservation & Stewardship Technician Fall is such a beautiful time of year, one of changing leaves and reflecting on summer experiences. For us at KLT, it’s also a time of wrapping up the field season and assessing the work we accomplished [...]

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Autumn

It’s Almost Autumn – Don’t forget to look up at the Trees!

By: KLT Volunteer, Joseph Gentile For all who frequent the Kawarthas in the autumn, it should not come as a surprise when the first morning dew appears on the ground or when the awe-inspiring allure of the fall colours beckons us deeper into the wilderness. Every year, somehow nature in its [...]

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