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Please keep HHLT in mind for your gift giving this season! Watch for our "Online Holiday Giving Fundraising Catalogue" to be sent out soon!  Meanwhile, you can Click Here to find our Adopt an Acre options for Dahl Forest and Barnum Creek Nature Reserve! 

Everything Old is New Again at Dahl Forest

Dahl Forest is sporting a newly updated logo. As long as Peter Dahl can recall, he remembers his mother, Peggy Dahl, using the logo she created on letters and notes. Peggy Dahl created the logo, shown below in grey tones, to represent Dahl Forest. As stated by her son, Peter Dahl, " The stump represents the destruction (harvesting) of the ancient forest. The tree represents our efforts to re-establish the forest. The songbird represents the healing of nature and return of natural life to the forest. The little bird is singing - joy."
This year, the logo was renewed and updated while keeping the idea and intentions of Peggy Dahl intact.  Thanks to a talented HHLT volunteer, Teghan Griffith, this new logo is now found on our brochures and on new road signs to be installed on Gelert Rd. directing visitors to Dahl Forest. 

DID YOU KNOW ?
 

... in the years following the purchase of 500 acres of abandoned, soil depleted farmland in the early 1950's, the Dahl family planted over 100,000 trees resulting in the magnificent Dahl Forest we know and love today.    HHLT is proud to be the stewards of this land in perpetuity, for future generations to enjoy.

 

To learn more about Dahl Forest, Click Here.

Barnum Interpretive Signs Installed

Visitors to Barnum Creek Nature Reserve will find that three new interpretive signs have been installed.  One is across from Barnum Creek on the Waterfall Way trail, one at the entrance to the "high fields" and one near the site of the Dugan homestead, near the open area of the Heritage Hike. Thanks to funding from TD Friends of the Environment and information from Margaret Dobrzensky, the late Leopoldina Dobrzensky, Paul Heaven and Sheila Ziman, visitors will learn interesting facts about the historical and ecological significance of the land. 
HHLT trail monitors Rosie and Kris Kadwell, Joan Duhaime and Sheila Ziman had a fun afternoon installing the new signs. 

Discovery Days 2022

Thanks to funding received from TD Friends of the Environment, HHLT will be offering Land Trust Discovery Days in 2022. Please watch for details of programs, workshops and guided hikes on our website. Spring Wildflowers and Wild Leeks, Magnificent Moths and a Speaking of Wildlife event are just some of the educational programs to be offered. 
Huw Morgan, a new HHLT volunteer, recently won the Award of Merit from the Kawartha Art Gallery for this gorgeous photo of Dahl Forest. Thanks so much, Huw, for sharing this news and for capturing this special scene of a Dahl Forest wetland. 
 

Winners of Community Champion Contest!


Thanks for all who voted for the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust in the recent Community Champion Contest.  HHLT was one of three winners and will receive $3000.00 to help with our mission of Conservation, Education and Research. 
We are so fortunate to have a wonderful group of supporters from within Haliburton County and beyond!
HHLT would like to thank and acknowledge Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization and the Province of Ontario. #comewander
 
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