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June 12th | Big Island Trail Maintenance | Volunteer Work Party

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Jun 042019

June 12th | Big Island Trail Maintenance  | Volunteer Work Party
Help keep the trails clear and open on Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island. We’ll travel by boat to the Island, which is a great way to see this protected gem on Pigeon Lake. Be sure to pack a lunch and a swimsuit, there are several great picnic spots along the shore to take a well deserved break and go for a dip in the lake.
Join us Wednesday, June 12th @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, The end of Bear Creek Road, Buckhorn, ON

Future Events:

October 12th | Battle of the Buckthorn | Volunteer Work Party
We need all hands on deck to manage the invasive Buckthorn shrub on Big Island to keep the biodiversity high and keep it from invading the open grassland at the centre of the island.
When:  Saturday, October 12th @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Where: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island – Meeting location will be sent after RSVP

October 18th | Battle of the Buckthorn Part II | Volunteer Work Party
Day two for the removal of the invasive European Buckthorn shrub on Big Island. Help us finish cutting down this pesky invader while enjoying the island in its autumn beauty.
When:  Friday, October 18th @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Where: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island – Meeting location will be sent after RSVP

Sign up and for more information email pwilson@kawarthalandtrust.org or call the KLT office at 705-743-5599 

Kawartha Lakes Heroes of the Environment – Nominations Sought

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Jan 302019

Heroes of the Environment – applications now open  

Kawartha Lakes – The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (CKLEAC) is looking for nominations for this year’s Environmental Hero of the Year Award. Nominees are recognized for their outstanding contributions to our community during 2018. 

Do you know an individual or group from Kawartha Lakes that has worked to address a local environmental issue in 2018?

Have they made an outstanding environmental contribution within the municipality?

Have they acted successfully to influence change for the benefit of the environment with out any expectation of reward? 

These are all signs of an environmental hero. “We know many people throughout Kawartha Lakes are working tirelessly to protect our natural environment,” explains Pat Warren, Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee. “This award is an opportunity to publicly recognize their achievements and thank them for their dedication to our community.”

Nominations for the Environmental Hero of the Year Award close March 15, 2019. 

CKLEAC is also looking for submissions for the Environmental Hero Youth Award, a special designation presented to students living in Kawartha Lakes who have shown a commitment to improving the wellness of the environment. 

The Youth Award will be presented to three students (groups may apply) that showcase a project they’ve worked on within the current 2018-2019 school year that is related to the environment.  Along with a special plaque, winning recipients of the Youth Award will receive a free pizza party for their class (courtesy of Boston Pizza) and a special native tree species to plant on their school’s property (courtesy of Pineneedle Farms). 

Applications for the Environmental Hero Youth Award close May 15, 2019.

To submit a nomination or application for the Environmental Hero Awards, please visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/environment-awards.