Depot Creek Nature Reserve
Passport to Nature Outdoor Events
Fourth Lake Nature Reserve
Your Local Land Trust
Protecting forever our natural heritage in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
Fundraising Goal = $250,000
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Campaign: 405 hectares of protected land by the end of 2020
The Land Conservancy KFLA has made great strides increasing conserved lands in our region. Since it began in 2004, the Land Conservancy has protected 11 properties totaling 310 hectares of land conserved for nature, forever. Our goal, as set out in our 2015–2020 strategic plan, is to reach a total of 405 hectares (1000 acres) by the end of 2020. We are close to reaching this goal. You can help!
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation including over 80 individuals, the Kingston Field Naturalists, and the Gosling Foundation.
Recently added properties
Photo by Paul Mackenzie
Rock Ridge Nature Reserve
Acquired May 15, 2020, our newest property is 3.4 hectares of steep slope on a small lake within the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve. The 400-meter shoreline is rocky with a sharp drop off from the granite cliffs to deep clean water. The property will be forming part of a bridge between two large protected areas: Queen’s University Biological Station and Frontenac Provincial Park. We share the donors’ intention to conserve the natural features of the property and to protect it from future development. We are pleased to be guardians of this gem in the Canadian Shield.
Photo by Chris Cannon
Mast van Dongen Nature Reserve
A 5-hectare waterfront property, within the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve, near Verona and the Portland Conservation Area. The property was donated by Ernest Mast and Carmen van Dongen. It has unusual-for-this area acidic-loving plants. Almost 300 species have been identified on the property to date. The property is registered as an Ecological Gift.
Photo by Emma Ross
Fourth Lake Nature Reserve
This 81-hectare property is in the heart of the Quinte Conservation’s Depot Lake system, east of Puzzle Lake Provincial Park. It has varied habitats – a cultural meadow, deciduous and mixed forest, an 8-hectare beaver pond, shallow marsh, a creek, small streams, and open aquatic areas as well as rocky outcrops and ridges. The owner, Bruce Millen, donated a portion of the property and the Land Conservancy purchased the balance . The property is registered as an Ecological Gift. Watch a short video about this property.
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The Passport to Nature program is a series of expert led outdoor events hosted by either the Land Conservancy KFLA or one of our partner organizations. The 2020 Passport to Nature program is currently on hold. Please check back for updates.read more
Greetings Land Conservancy KFLA supporters. As a result of the pandemic, and the subsequent US–Canada border closure, many American nature lovers are not able to visit this summer. Let’s help our American friends experience some of the natural beauty in our region...read more