Canada 150 Projects


The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is excited to be the recipient of a Canada 150 grant which will be used to fund three exciting projects.

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) is pleased to announce the receipt of $30,000 in Canada 150 Grant funding for three environmental projects.

The three projects are: the Bioblitz to be held in June at Dahl Forest, Construction of a Pollinator Garden in partnership with Abbey Gardens, and a Gull River Shoreline Restoration project in partnership with the Township of Minden Hills.

“We are very excited to be creating and continuing partnerships in our community as we work towards preserving species and increasing biodiversity in our county,” says Mary Lou Gerstl, HHLT Chair.

“The HHLT presently owns, and provides stewardship to four ecologically significant properties in Haliburton County, of which the Dahl forest is one. The upcoming Bioblitz, to be held at the Dahl Forest, will provide the HHLT with valuable information regarding the species that live there which will help us with our stewardship and conservation goals, “says Mary Lou.

The Canada 150 Grant will provide the opportunity to work with community partners and will give a huge boost to the work of the HHLT to protect and encourage biodiversity.

“Anyone interested in volunteering with the HHLT or in becoming a member is encouraged to give our office a call at 705-457-3700 or visit our website.” says Board Member, Terry Carr. “Many hands will be needed to move forward with these exciting projects.”

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.