Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 01:15 PM
May 21, 2020 – In May 2000, a municipal well in Walkerton became contaminated with a deadly bacteria. Seven people including a child died due to the contamination, and many residents were left with severe long-term illnesses.
The Government of Ontario established a public inquiry into the drinking water tragedy, led by Justice Dennis O’Conner. He developed 121 recommendations that became the building blocks of today’s multi-barrier framework for drinking water protection in Ontario. It...
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 01:09 PM
May 19, 2020 – Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area will re-open to the public on Wednesday, May 20 for passive trail use, while Pigeon River Headwaters will re-open on Monday, May 25.
“This is the second phase of re-opening our conservation areas to the public,” explained Director, Stewardship and Conservation Lands Kristie Virgoe. “We were able to successfully, and safely, re-open Windy Ridge Conservation Area last week and Ken Reid Conservation Area earlier this week which was certainly...
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:42 AM
May 14, 2020 – Conservation areas will begin re-opening across the Kawartha Conservation watershed on Thursday, May 14 with Windy Ridge Conservation Area opening in time for the May long weekend. Ken Reid Conservation Area will re-open on Tuesday, May 19.
“We understand and appreciate how much our community values our greenspaces,” said Kristie Virgoe, Director, Stewardship and Conservation Lands. “Our staff have worked tirelessly to be able to get our conservation areas ready to be able to open...
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 08:40 AM
May 11, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation and Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. are kicking off the May long weekend with the launch of the Kawartha Summer Ale, the unofficial beer of summer 2020 in the Kawarthas.
Through the generosity of Fenelon Falls Brewing Co., proceeds from every can and bottle sold (while supplies last) will be donated to Kawartha Conservation to support projects and initiatives that directly impact the health of area lakes and rivers.
“This is a wonderful initiative and a tremendous partnership,”...
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 11:08 AM
May 1, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation and Kawartha Lakes-based Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. have launched an exciting new partnership that will focus on the long-term health of lakes and rivers within the Kawartha Conservation watershed.
“The Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. are stalwart supporters of the environment and the Kawarthas,” explained Kawartha Conservation Marketing and Communications Specialist, John Chambers. “This unique partnership literally fell into place during an impromptu discussion on how...