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Conservation Areas

White-throated Sparrow

Conservation areas are natural lands owned by Otonabee Conservation that offer watershed residents and visitors to the region opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Camping, spelunking, hiking, fishing, swimming and canoeing top the list of favourite activities to be enjoyed. Read More

Apply for a Permit

photo of applying for permit

What is Ontario Regulation 167/06? Otonabee Conservation’s regulation under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario… Read More

Of Interest

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction -UPDATE

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a major capital  project with the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam. The Board of Directors of… Read More

Discovery Days series of events

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring our natural environment.… Read More

Water Conservation in and around the Home

Water is a Shared Resource We all depend on water and expect it to be available when we need it.… Read More


Otonabee Conservation welcomes applications for the position of Senior Planner – application deadline is September 7, 2018.

Here is the latest update on construction activity at the Millbrook Dam.


Discovery Days at Warsaw Caves ~ August 25

Come join us at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area on Saturday, August 25 to meet with… Read More

Family Day at Hope Mill ~ August 26

the Hope Mill a water-powered sawmill on the Indian River

The Friends of Hope Mill invite you to experience the charm and character of the… Read More


Level 1 Low Water Condition Remains in Effect

Jackson Creek

Due to persistent high temperatures, precipitation deficits and poor streamflow, the Otonabee Region Water Response… Read More

Employment Opportunity: Senior Planner

Otonabee Conservation welcomes applications for the position of Senior Planner, within the Plan Review and… Read More

Free Admission to Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Otonabee Conservation has removed the visitor entrance fee for the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area. Effective… Read More

Permit Required to Hunt Otonabee Conservation Lands

Deer in Meadow

With the fall hunting season only weeks away, Otonabee Conservation is reminding hunters that hunting… Read More