(second edition, 2023)

by Kawartha Lake Stewards Association

KLSA is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed over 20 years ago to monitor the water quality of the Kawartha Lakes. Volunteers conduct water quality tests across many Kawartha Lakes, including Sturgeon, and the results are published in KLSA’s annual Report. All the annual reports, and other specialty publications, are available on the KLSA website.

Most recently, KLSA has published the second edition of the Aquatic Plants Guide. This guide is a well-produced and very informative booklet, with photographs, illustrations and vital information about the many aquatic plants (don’t call them weeds) in our ecosystem.

Hard copies of the Guide are available on request, free of charge. Some copies have been placed in the SPA Publications Boxes by the Community Bulletin Boards.  It should also be available on the KLSA website in due course.

KLSA is supported entirely by donations and volunteering. All support is welcome.

Funding now available for environmental projects in the Kawartha Conservation watershed

If you are a property owner, non-profit organization, or community group in the Kawartha Conservation watershed, you may be eligible to receive funding and technical assistance in support of a future environmental project through the 2023 Water Fund.

Now open for applications, the 2023 Water Fund is a grant program that aims to support environmental projects in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Townships of ScugogBrock, and Clarington that have the potential to positively impact water quality or ecosystem health.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

To learn more about the program, find inspiration for your project, review eligibility guidelines and apply, visit our Landowner Grants or Community Grants page or contact Danielle Marcoux-Hunter by email or phone at 705-328-2271 ext. 242.

The full article is available on the Kawartha Conservation website.

2023 Tree Seedling Sale is now open

Kawartha Conservation’s 2023 Tree Seedling Sale is now open, offering a wide selection of low-cost evergreen and deciduous trees, as well as shrubs and several advancing species to landowners throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed, including portions of the Kawartha Lakes, Trent Lakes, Brock and Scugog Townships, Clarington, and Cavan-Monaghan.

Those interested in spring planting can order tree seedlings through our website before the closing date of March 17, 2023, at 4pm.

The 2023 order form, as well as detailed information on pricing and conditions, is available at

Read the full article on the Kawartha Conservation website.