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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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Hayden Wilson in front of bags of pulled Purple Loosestrife

Managing Invasive Species in Kawarthas

Hayden Wilson, Land Stewardship Coordinator Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) actively manages six invasive plant species and monitors for one invasive insect species across our protected properties.Each species poses a different challenge for KLT’s stewardship team depending on the species’ pervasiveness across the landscape, its lifecycle, and the rate of spread and [...]

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Jason Smyrlis at John Earle Chase Memorial Park

Frog Song: Listening for the Western Chorus Frog

On a bright and sunny day in early May, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) volunteer Jason Smyrlis conducted a Western Chorus Frog (WCF) survey at John Earle Chase Memorial Park along the shores of Gannon's Narrows in Trent Lakes.A KLT volunteer since 2015, Jason noted that species monitoring is an important [...]

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