Archives for November 2015

the Turtle Times

Turtle Times BannerAn update on the Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project is now available for download in a printable PDF format. Click here to get your copy.

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Land Trust Achievement Award

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has just received the Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s “Land Trust Achievement Award”!

Accepting the award from April Weppler, at left, are Sheila Ziman and Paul Heaven.

Accepting the award from April Weppler, at left, are Sheila Ziman and Paul Heaven.

This award recognizes land trusts for outstanding achievements in fulfilling their mission from a conservation or a community outreach perspective. It focuses on achievements that have directly advanced the conservation of habitat and species on-the-ground.

April Weppler presented the award on behalf of OLTA. “They have continued to go above and beyond in their work – they not only acquire land to protect the Haliburton natural landscape, but also encourage broad community engagement and understanding. This year’s award recognizes their excellent work in developing the “Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation Project”, an excellent demonstration of their commitment to community engagement and stewardship.”, said Weppler.

The contribution of community volunteers to this project cannot be understated. Over 180 volunteers have dedicated more than 4,500 hours of their time to the study, an extraordinary show of support to the goals of this project.

The Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation study is heading into its third and final year in 2016. The project is funded through a grant from the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

The Land Trust Collection

The Haliburton County Public Library will soon be offering a new collection of books in its catalog: The Land Trust Collection. The collection will have an environmental theme, with fiction and non-fiction, and coming soon, a selection of kids’ books, too!

We are excited to embark upon this collaboration with our HL_50years_sizedlocal library system. We can help to provide a great selection of materials that educate and entertain, while fulfilling our mandate of offering resources and information to the community. We are also delighted that the library has been purchasing books for this collection from our own Master’s Book Store.

If you would like to make a suggestion for a book that you think should be included in this collection, go to click here and fill out the form. You may also offer to sponsor a book, or the entire collection, by making a donation.

More resources and information is available from the Land Trust website, too. Check out our “Resources” page, where we will continue adding information for property owners, environmentalists, and all of those who love the natural world as we do.