The Land Between (TLB) is a Haliburton based charity organization that is dedicated to research and conservation across our treasured region. Mel Abberger, a volunteer and education coordinator with TLB (and “Turtle Technician”), reached out to the BLA asking if we could share a message with our members. They are ramping up for their busy season with several programs planned, all of which are in need of volunteers. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike who are looking for a meaningful way to give back to our community and the environment. If you or anyone in your family is interested, then please don’t hesitate to connect with Mel and the TLB. Below is Mel’s full email with all the details.
I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out today on behalf of The Land Between Charity. We are a conservation non-profit organization that is working to protect and restore natural spaces and wildlife in Southern Ontario’s last intact wilderness. We run community science and education programs that give local residents opportunities to help protect wildlife populations and connect with nature in a meaningful way.
As spring approaches, The Land Between is getting ready for our busy season, and we need all the help we can get. We run a variety of community science programs where community members help us survey their areas for wildlife and contribute to keeping native Ontario wildlife populations safe. Our Turtle Guardians program works to protect Ontario’s native turtle populations, while other programs work with snakes, birds, and invasive plant species. Most of our programs run from approximately the middle of May to the end of September. Volunteers can participate at any age and from almost anywhere in the province.
Based on the work that your organization does in the community, we think that your members and/or volunteer network might be interested in getting involved with Community Science programs with The Land Between. Below please find brief descriptions of each of our programs.
Turtle Guardians Community Science Programs:
The Land Between Community Science Programs:
Volunteers can register for our programs using the link attached.
This link will take you to the Community Science registration page, where you can learn more about our programs, register to volunteer your time, and get updates about training workshops. You can register for multiple programs at once. Once you are registered, our staff will be in touch to help you register for a training workshop for your specific program.
We hope to get more people involved with local community science projects and connected with nature, and would appreciate it if you could send this email around to your members, volunteer networks, and anyone else that may be interested.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your time, and have a great day!
Volunteer and Education Co-ordinator | Turtle Technician
The Land Between | Turtle Guardians
Checkout of our new Fishing webpage with all the important information you and family needs to be a responsible angler on Bob Lake. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any ideas for additional content or want to share your Bob Lake fishing tales!!
Goodbye January, and one month closer to cottage season!! To help you pass the time we’re releasing Chapter 13 in Greg Pyke’s The Bob Lake History series. This is a must-read chapter that you’re sure to enjoy – all about the fascinating development of our Bob Lake that started along the north shore.
Something else to look forward to – the CBC’s episode of Still Standing , that features the town of Minden and was filmed onsite back in September of 2020, is airing on Wednesday February 2nd at 8pm. Turn into CBC to watch it live, or watch it on CBC’s GEM.
The next four chapters deal specifically with Bob Lake cottagers and will only be as good as the information that Greg has. If you have any old papers, maps, or photos of your cottage, your family at the cottage, or your section of the lake then please send them in as soon as possible. Chapter 13 about the north end of Bob Lake comes out next month.
Announcing a very special treat as we put the wraps on 2021 – the release of Chapter 11 in Greg Pyke’s The Bob Lake History series – the all picture edition! Admit it – the pictures are your favourite part!! OK, there are few lengthy captions in here, but you’re going love taking a picture book ride from the years 1615 through 1970 – enjoy.
A message from Haliburton County…
There’s no better prescription right now than a permanent dose of Haliburton County. A life in our rural Highlands is a healthy, fulfilling antidote to the frustrations and annoyances of life in the city.
Up here in cottage country we genuinely appreciate the role that Physicians play in the health and wellbeing of our communities. Not just as dedicated carers and healers, but as leaders when we need them most.
The good news is that our County currently has multiple full-time Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse positions available…and we know these coveted roles will be in high demand from medical professionals looking for that perfect work/life balance.
For Physicians looking to choose how and when they want to work (and play), we also have flexible opportunities to work part-time as a summer locum or just a few shifts in our ER.
What’s more, our Physician Recruitment Program offers a Return of Service incentive of up to a maximum of $150,000 over 6 years for Physicians moving to our area to practice Family and/or Emergency Medicine.
And we have a truly wonderful team of allied professionals who are ready to welcome you.
Ready to move to cottage country? Then please email our Physician Recruitment Co-ordinator, Wendy Welch, at email@example.com or call her on 705-935-0314 to start planning your new life in the Haliburton Highlands.
Here’s another Bob Lake History chapter – just in time before the snow flies!! Check out Chapter 9 covering the growth of Minden and area from 1930 to 1946.
Our hazard marker buoys were removed from the lake today and replaced with the winter markers. We added extra floatation this year – mostly empty RV anti-freeze jugs that I had hanging around. Thankfully we didn’t lose any this year – all 8 buoys are safely tucked away for the winter!
Expect another notice in the May when the hazard buoys are relaunched. Also, watch for a Why Wakes Matter campaign coming from us in the spring. Until then, have a safe and enjoyable off-season!!
For more information please see our Hazard Marker webpage.
As we begin to put a wrap on the 2021 cottaging season, and reflect on Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, why not enjoy the next chapter in Greg Pyke’s series on The Bob Lake History! Check out Chapter 8 which covers the growth of Minden and area (1910-1930).
FOCA has just released its 2021 Lake Stewards Newsletter. This latest edition is packed with tips, tricks, and articles on protecting the health of our lakes – something we all care about deeply. Every one of us can do something to make a positive difference, but it starts with education and awareness. Why not begin your learning journey on how to protect Bob Lake by spending a little time checking out this great FOCA resource (here)!
We have a few items this spring that members have retrieved off the lake – a small floating dock, a ramp, and a sailboard (see pictures below). If you recognize any of these, or have any idea who the owner is, then please contact Dave Roberts by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (647-278-0692).