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Kawartha Lakes to celebrate Earth Week

KAWARTHA LAKES-Earth Week starts on April 21 and their are a number of acitvites planned by community partners and volunteers to mark the occasion.

Earth Week runs April 21-27 and Earth Day is Monday April 22.

20 Minute Community Clean-Ups
Get together with your neighbours, community group, sports team or family to do a Clean-Up anytime during Earth Week (April 21 to 27). The municipality will provide clear garbage bags and gloves to participants. Groups or individuals planning a 20-Minute Community Clean Up can register online or in person at any Municipal Service Centre. The municipality will consult with each group to determine the best method of garbage disposal. Use the hashtags #TrashTag, #KawarthaLakes and #CKL on all social media platforms to be a part of our Earth Day communications. For more information, contact Lee Anna Thornbury, Manager of Customer Service, 705-324-9411 extension 1201.

Plan a pollinator friendly spring garden
Kawartha Lakes is proud to be designated as an official Bee City. You can take part by planning a pollinator friendly garden, or by adding pollinator friendly plants to your existing garden. Visit our Bee City page for more information.

Bee City Seed-Ball Making Workshops
Learn about this simple way of planting native seeds for pollinators.

April 26, Bobcaygeon Library, 11am-1pm
April 27, Little Britain Library, 10am-12pm
April 27, Lindsay Library, 2pm-4pm

For more information, please visit our website.

Prepare for Kawartha Lakes Environment Round Up Days
Collect unwanted recyclable materials around the house so you can take them to one of our upcoming Environment Round-Up Days. All events are free of charge and will take place between 8am and 12pm. Drop off recyclable materials such as household hazardous waste, electronics and bulky hard plastics such as patio furniture or laundry hampers.

Saturday May 25 at Rolling Hills Public School, 694 Hwy 7A/ Hwy 7
Saturday June 8 at Coboconk Roads Depot, 2863 CKL Road #48
Saturday June 22 at Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Ways
Saturday July 6 at Bobcaygeon Public School, 30 Balaclava Street

Please call 705-324-9411, e-mail recycle@kawarthalakes.ca or visit Recycling page for full details.

Blue and Green Bins on sale during Earth Week!

To celebrate Earth Week, the municipality will be selling Blue and Green Bins for a discounted price starting April 22 through to April 27. Blue Bins will be $7 and Green Bins will be $5. Visit the city website for more information. While supplies last.

Environmental Youth Hero Award
Attention students: are you a resident living in Kawartha Lakes and have a passion for helping the environment?

Showcase a project that you have completed in the current school year (2018/2019) that addresses an issue related to the environment and you could win our Environmental Hero Youth Award. Winners will receive a special plaque, a free pizza party for their class and a native species tree to plant on your school’s property.

Applications are now open! The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019. Visit the Environment page for more information.

Learn about the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan
Last month, Kawartha Lakes Council adopted a new plan to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from the 2005 levels. This amounts to 86,000 tonnes over the next ten years. It will be a community effort involving many areas including agriculture, buildings, energy systems, land use, transportation, water management and waste diversion. The City of Kawartha Lakes as a corporate citizen contributes 1% of our overall emissions and has committed to the new target.

“The vision is that Kawartha Lakes, including government, residents and all stakeholders in our community,will become leaders in addressing our changing climate to ensure a healthy environment and a prosperous community,” shared Pat Warren, Chair, Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee.

Kawartha Settlers’ Village Clean-Up Day
Saturday April 27, 10am-2pm

We’re inviting the whole family to come out and join us for spring cleaning!
Have a high school student looking to complete some community service hours? Join us and get a couple hours in while spending time outdoors!
Note: Anyone interested in additional hours or volunteer opportunities can join us daily from 9am-4pm, April 23-26 as we start the clean-up process. 
If you would like to participate, please RSVP to [email protected] or call 705-738-6163.

Earth Day and Eco-Easter Egg Hunt at Gamiing Nature Centre

The Gamiing Nature Centre is hosting their annual Earth Day and Eco-Egg Hunt festivities on Saturday, April 20. Join them between 11am and 3pm at 1884 Pigeon Lake Road for forest bingo, an Easter egg hunt and more. Admission is by donation.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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