KAWARTHA LAKES-Just in time for the peak of summer, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT)has officially launched its inaugural Passport to Nature (P2N) program — a year-long series of free, guided adventures in nature.
Throughout July and August, residents and visitors to the Kawarthas can attend a wide range of free KLT Passport to Nature events, including a tallgrass seedling planting, new-to-nature trail walk, roll or stroll, outdoor puppet show, and a tour of the Alderville Black Oak Savanna.
Fall all events include tree planting, forest bathing, an opportunity to gaze upon the wonders of the night sky, and much more.
“Kawartha Land Trust’s Passport to Nature is a great way for people to get outside, explore, and connect with the nature all around us,” says John Kintare, KLT’s Executive Director.
“We’ve heard from public health experts that being outside, even for an hour, provides physical and mental health benefits.”
As part of the planning for KLT’s inaugural Passport to Nature, KLT brought together a group of passionate and talented volunteers to form the People and Nature Working Group to help plan the project and bring it to life.
“I got involved in this project because it’s a simple idea that I couldn’t resist — create a way for people to explore and enjoy nature — with their own passport to nature,” said Susan Scott, a KLT volunteer and Co-Chair of the People and Nature Working Group.
“Some of the events we’ve included in KLT’s Passport to Nature are popular activities that Kawartha Land Trust has held in the past. But now, we hope to attract a wider audience to these popular outings, and help people learn more about KLT, its protected lands, and the vital work the organization does in preserving land for all of us.”
Kawartha Land Trust’s Passport to Nature print booklets will be available widely throughout the Kawarthas this summer at information and tourism centres and other locations. A PDF of the booklet can also be viewed and downloaded from our website. KLT is grateful for Cambium Inc.’s sponsorship of our 2023-2024 Passport to Nature.
To find out more about KLT’s Passport to Nature and upcoming events, please visit https://kawarthalandtrust.org/connect-with-nature/passport-to-nature/.
“I encourage everyone to experience their own nature adventures this year,” says Scott.