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Kawartha Conservation’s Project Management Team develops and implements the plan with guidance and support from organizations and individuals who have an interest in lake management planning in the City of Kawartha Lakes. These representatives are involved in the plan through participation on the following:

Executive Liaison Group

  • Provides high level guidance and support to the planning process
  • Helps build or access partnerships to support plan development and implementation
  • Provides endorsement and support for the final proposed plan
  • Assists in communicating the findings of the plan and key implementation strategies

This group includes the following members:

  • Two members of City of Kawartha Lakes Council
  • City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor
  • The Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)
  • The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway
  • The District Manager of the Peterborough District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
  • The Dean of Fleming College, Lindsay Campus
  • The Chair of Kawartha Conservation

Community Advisory Panel

  • Provides ongoing direction to the Project Management Team
  • Provides regular communication and feedback from the community

This panel includes representatives from the following:

Science and Technical Support Committee

  • Establishes the sampling network design and protocol
  • Provides oversight, coordination and a high degree of credibility pertaining to the science and research processes

This committee includes scientists from the following:

Project Management Team

This team is comprised of staff from Kawartha Conservation, which provides the following:

  • Project planning and coordination
  • Communications – public and partners
  • Steering Committees – all organizational and communication aspects
  • Budgeting, administration
  • Staff expertise, training for volunteers
  • Year round sampling
  • Laboratory fees
  • Analysis / data management
  • GIS mapping services
  • Equipment and travel
  • State of the Watershed Report
  • Implement early stewardship efforts

Programs and Services


 Flood Forecasting and Warning

24/7 monitoring and warning about the potential for flooding


Sturgeon Lake shoreline

 Lake and Environmental Management Planning

Science-based plans for protecting lakes and watersheds


Lindsay water tower

 Drinking Water Source Protection

Maintaining a clean supply of water to municipal drinking water systems


Monitoring water flow

 Watershed Monitoring

Scientific research and monitoring of water quality and quantity, and related natural features


2013 Watershed Report Card

 Watershed Report Cards

Assessments of watershed health based on various environmental indicators