Educating a New Generation of Beekeepers

The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 9 to 14 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Millbrook

The start of a new year always brings a collection of new hope, new ideas and a new outlook on life. With the recent creation of Trout Unlimited Canada Millbrook Chapter this couldn’t be more true. I have had the pleasure to work closely with like-minded residents of Millbrook who… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Members Ready to Get Their Feet Wet

Last month, Millbrook resident Jim Slavin introduced Council to the goals and intentions of the newest local environmental organization, the Millbrook chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC). The branch is the newest member of this registered Canadian not for profit organization whose mission is the conservation, protection and restoration of… Continue reading

KLT’s Fleetwood Creek Watershed Initiative

The Fleetwood Creek Watershed poses one of the greatest opportunities to protect biodiversity and water quality in the southern part of the Kawarthas, in Kawartha Land Trust’s (KLT) service area. It is the only charity and non-government land conservation organization working to protect this beautiful and diverse area. The Fleetwood… Continue reading

Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

Last month, Peterborough Public Health confirmed that a local bat found in early September, tested positive for rabies, and want to remind residents to steer clear of wild animals commonly known to carry the disease. “This positive animal case confirms what we already know – that rabies is present in… Continue reading

Volunteers Plant Trees along Millpond Through TD Tree Days Program

On the morning if Saturday, September 14th, while many were attending the Grand Opening celebrations at the new Cavan Monaghan Community Centre, a group of more than fifty volunteers were down the hill participating with Otonabee Conservation Regional Authority (ORCA) staff planting native trees and shrubs as part of the… Continue reading