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Fundraising, logos and other updates

by Richard Gauder

The presentation to the 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes was well received; however, we weren’t selected. We had interesting questions, learned a lot and will use that feedback to hone our message. Even though we were selected, we did receive a $100 donation from the night – yeah! Our plan… Read More

Presenting at 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes

by Richard Gauder

Since our meeting with Kawartha Conservation, we decided to see if we could get some funding for the fall planting. Funding from 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes would provide this project a boost as we work on some additional funding ideas. Good news! We were selected and are presenting tonight…. Read More

Meeting With Kawartha Conservation

by Richard Gauder

This morning we met with Kristie Virgoe, Director of Stewardship & Conservation Lands and Emma Collyer, Director Integrated Watershed Management. (Thank you for your time!) After introductions, we asked questions about trees and the Kawartha watershed. We wanted to determine where our efforts could best go to use. What We… Read More

Thinking About Flooding

by Richard Gauder

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of flooding in our area. One of the things that causes flooding is runoff.  We are losing trees to housing developments, expanding agricultural lands, disease and bugs.  And the loss of trees is contributing to the flooding from runoff. Recently, the provincial… Read More

And the Planting Begins!

by Richard Gauder

On Friday April 26th, we picked up 375 seedlings. We stored them in our garage overnight, making sure they stayed up-right in their bag. Amazingly, all 375 seedlings fit in to 1 one bag about the size of a seed bag.  The weather forecast for planting day? Chilly, windy and… Read More